Death toll from coronavirus in Iran exceeds 4,500
BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 13
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend
As many as 111 people have died from the coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past day in Iran, said Kiyanush Jahanpur, spokesman for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education, Trend reports citing Ministry.
According to Jahanpur, 1,617 people have infected with the coronavirus in the past 24 hours.
Jahanpur added that the condition of 3,877 people is serious and critical.
So far, more than 275,000 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 73,300 people have been infected, 4,585 people have already died. Meanwhile, over 45,900 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.