Iran sees spike in COVID-19 deaths
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 2
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend
Sixty-five people have died from with 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 Ministry.
According to Jahanpur, 802 people have infected with the coronavirus over the past day.
Jahanpur added that the condition of 2,787 people is serious and critical.
So far, more than 484,000 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 96,400 people have been infected 6,156 people have already died. Meanwhile, over 77,300 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.