1,757 people were infected with coronavirus, 35 people died in Iran over past 24 hours

Iran Materials 16 May 2020 15:24 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 16

By Elnur Baghishov - Trend

As many as 1,757 people have been infected with 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, 35 people have been died from the coronavirus over the past day.

Jahanpur added that the condition of 2,716 people is serious and critical.

So far, more than 672,000 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 118,300 people have been infected and 6,937 persons have already died. Meanwhile, over 93,100 patients 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.