51 more people died of coronavirus in Iran

  10 May 2020    Read: 1094
51 more people died of coronavirus in Iran

As many as 1,383 people have been infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours in Iran, said Kiyanush Jahanpur, spokesman for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education, AzVision.az reports citing the ministry.

According to Jahanpur, 51 more people have died from the coronavirus over the past day.

Jahanpur added that the condition of 2,675 people is serious and critical.

So far, more than 586,000 tests have been conducted in Iran for the diagnosis of coronavirus.

Iran is one of the countries heavily affected by the rapidly-spreading coronavirus. According to recent reports from the Iranian officials, over 107,600 people have been infected and 6,640 people have already died. Meanwhile, over 86,100 have reportedly recovered from the disease.

The country continues to apply strict measures to contain the further spread. Reportedly, the disease was brought to Iran by a businessman from Iran's Qom city, who went on a business trip to China, despite official warnings. The man died later from the disease.

The Islamic Republic only announced its first infections and deaths from the coronavirus on Feb. 19.

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