A complete of 157 folks in Iran have died of coronavirus during the last 24 hours, pushing the loss of life toll as much as 2,234, stated Iranian well being authorities on Thursday.

Well being Ministry spokesperson Kianoush Jahanpour stated 2,389 folks have been confirmed to have contracted the virus within the final 24 hours, bringing the full to 29,406.

Additionally, 10,457 folks have recovered from COVID-19, in response to well being officers.

After first showing in Wuhan, China, final December, the novel coronavirus has unfold to at the very least 175 international locations and territories, in response to knowledge compiled by the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins College.

The information reveals greater than 474,000 instances have been reported worldwide since final December, with the loss of life toll above 21,000 and over 115,000 profitable recoveries.