Death toll from coronavirus up in Iran
BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 12
By Elnur Baghishov - Trend
Some 117 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 the ministry.
According to Jahanpur, as many as 1,657 people have infected with the coronavirus in the past 24 hours.
Jahanpur added that the condition of 3,930 people is serious and critical.
So far, more than 263,000 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 71,600 people have been infected, 4,474 people have already died. Meanwhile, over 43,800 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 announced its first infections and deaths from the coronavirus on Feb. 19.