A complete of 129 folks in Iran have died of coronavirus during the last 24 hours, pushing the loss of life toll as much as 1,685, stated an Iranian well being official on Sunday.

In response to Iranian state TV, Well being Ministry Spokesperson Kianoush Jahanpour stated 1,028 new virus circumstances have been discovered, elevating the variety of circumstances to 21,638.

He added {that a} complete of seven,913 individuals who have been handled for the virus have thus far been discharged from hospital.

The virus, which emerged in Wuhan, China final December, has unfold to a minimum of 170 international locations and areas across the globe, whereas the tally of confirmed circumstances has topped 308,000, in keeping with knowledge compiled by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins College.

The worldwide loss of life toll is over 13,000, inflicting a series response as governments place international locations on lockdown to stem the unfold.

China, Italy, Iran, and Spain proceed to be essentially the most affected international locations.

Regardless of the rising variety of circumstances, the overwhelming majority of individuals contracting the virus undergo gentle signs earlier than making a restoration.