Death toll from coronavirus grows in Iran
BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 7
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend
More 133 people have died from the coronavirus (COVID 19) in the past 24 hours in Iran, said Kiyanush Jahanpur, spokesman for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Trend reports citing the ministry.
According to Jahanpur, as many as 2,089 people have been infected with the coronavirus over the past day.
Jahanpur added that the health condition of 3,987 people is serious and critical.
So far, more than 211,000 tests have been conducted in Iran for the diagnosis of coronavirus.
Iran is one of the countries heavily affected by the rapidly-spreading coronavirus. According to recent reports from the Iranian officials, over 62,500 people have been infected, 3,872 people have already died. Meanwhile, over 27,000 have reportedly recovered from the disease.
The country continues to apply strict measures to contain the further spread. Reportedly, the disease was brought to Iran by a businessman from Iran's Qom city, who went on a business trip to China, despite official warnings. The man died later from the disease.
The Islamic Republic only announced its first infections and deaths from the coronavirus on Feb. 19.