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Official: Coronavirus kills 71 more in Iran

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 28, IRNA -- Head of Iran's Health Ministry's Public Relations Office Kianoush Jahanpour said on Tuesday that 72,439 people out of a total of 92,584 infected with the coronavirus have survived and recovered while 5,877 have unfortunately succumbed to death.

Jahanpour said that 1,112 new affected cases have been detected since yesterday.

Over the last 24 hours, 71 people died due to the deadly virus, he added.

The Iranian official noted that 2,983 cases are in critical condition.

He went on to say that 442,590 tests have so far been carried out in Iran.

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


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