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Coronavirus death toll hits 1,284 in Iran

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, March 19, IRNA -- Iran's Deputy Health Minister Ali-Reza Raeesi said on Thursday that the cases of COVID-19 infection reached 18,407 and its death toll mounted to 1,284 in the country.

Raeesi went on to say that 5,979 infected Iranians have recovered so far.

He added that in the past 24 hours 1,046 new cases of the virus have been diagnosed, and 149 people have passed away.

Iran has taken numerous steps to stop the spread of the disease, from shutting down schools and universities to canceling cultural and religious gatherings. It is also constantly disinfecting and sanitizing public places.

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