Monday, April 13, 2020

COVID-19: Iran reports 1,617 new cases of Coronavirus and 111 deaths


Iran's health ministry on Monday reported another 1,617 cases and 111 deaths from Coronavirus.

Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said 1,617 new infections took the total number of cases in the country's outbreak to 73,303, of whom 45,983 had recovered. While the number of fatalities rose to 4,585 in the worst-hit Middle East country.

"The trend of relatively stable and decreasing new cases of contamination, which has been observed in recent days, has also continued over the past 24 hours," he told a televised news conference.

"People must always continue to avoid unnecessary travel," he said, in order to stop the spread of the virus that causes the COVID-19 disease.

Iran announced its first COVID-19 cases on February 19, when it said two people died of the disease in the holy Shiite city of Qom.

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