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Iran announces new phase in virus fight despite nearly 2,300 new cases

Iran announces new phase in virus fight despite nearly 2,300 new cases”

The spokesman added that the number of people tested positive for COVID-19 across the country has risen to 120,198 following the detection of 1,806 new cases since yesterday.

Iran on Sunday confirmed 51 more fatalities from the coronavirus over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide death toll to 6,988, Anadolu reports.

Among those undergoing treatment in the hospital at present, 2,705 patients have critical health conditions because of more severe infection, he said.

Jahanpour added that 686,935 COVID-19 tests have been taken so far.

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2,712 infected people are in serious condition.

The southwestern province has become Iran's new coronavirus hotspot and is the only region so far where authorities have reimposed business lockdowns after a countrywide relaxation in April.

Rabiei said that put Iran "in third global place in recoveries after China and Switzerland" with "a recovery rate of nearly 94 percent". 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 Islamic Republic only announced its first infections and deaths from the coronavirus on February 19.



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