TEHRAN (defapress) – The number of coronavirus patients in Iran exceeded 10,000 on Thursday after more than 1,000 new cases were detected over the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry’s spokesman announced.
News ID: 80483
Publish Date: 12March 2020 - 17:53
Speaking at a daily press conference on Thursday, Kianoosh Jahanpoor said the number of people tested positive for COVID-19 across the country has risen to 10,075 following the detection of 1,075 new cases since Wednesday noon.
He also noted that 3,276 coronavirus patients have recovered from the disease so far and have been discharged from the hospital.
According to Jahanpoor, the coronavirus death toll in Iran now stands at 429 after 75 patients lost their lives during the past 24 hours, marking the country’s highest daily fatalities since the outbreak of the respiratory disease more than three weeks ago.
The highest number of the new patients has been detected in the province of Tehran with 303 cases.
The southern province of Hormozgan and the northeastern province of North Khorasan have not seen any new cases during the past 24 hours, he said.
More than 126,000 have been infected globally, according to the WHO. Of those, over 68,000 have recovered.