Iran's COVID-19 death toll hits 5,957

  29 April 2020    Read: 520

Iranian health ministry on Wednesday reported 1,073 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 93,657 in the country, state TV reported.

Also, 80 new death cases were registered overnight, bringing the total number of the deaths from COVID-19 to 5,957, said Kianush Jahanpur, head of Public Relations and Information Center of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education.

Jahanpur said that a total of 73,791 cases have recovered and left hospitals, with 2,965 still in critical condition and under treatment.

So far, 453,386 lab tests for COVID-19 have been carried out in the country, he added.

Iran announced its first cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 19. 

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