ISTANBUL: The loss of life toll in Iran from the coronavirus outbreak has risen to 1,284, native media reported on Thursday.
Authorities stated 149 folks died over the past 24 hours, whereas 1,046 new instances have emerged, bringing the overall variety of confirmed instances to 18,407, Iran’s state TV quoted Well being Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour as saying.
A complete of 5,979 folks have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the virus, Jahanpour added.
The primary case of coronavirus within the nation was confirmed in Qom province on February 19.
In addition to China, Italy and South Korea, Iran is among the many worst-affected international locations for the reason that begin of the outbreak final December.
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As a part of its efforts to comprise the virus, Tehran has taken a number of measures, together with the closure of all colleges and better schooling establishments, calling off sports activities occasions and banning authorities officers from leaving the nation.
Since first being detected in Wuhan, China in December, the novel coronavirus has claimed greater than 8,900 lives globally, in keeping with world information maintained by Johns Hopkins College (JHU).
Over 220,000 instances of the virus have been confirmed in at the least 159 international locations and territories, with Europe as the brand new epicenter of the pandemic, in keeping with the college.
Regardless of the rising variety of instances, most individuals who get contaminated undergo delicate signs and get well.