Iran reports 1,411 more coronavirus infections, 127 deaths

Iran reports 1,411 more coronavirus infections, 127 deaths
# 24 March 2020 15:46 (UTC +04:00)

The number of new coronavirus cases in Iran has risen by 1,411 in the last 24 hours, an increase of 383 cases in comparison with Sunday’s figures, while 127 people died from the virus, spokesperson for the national health ministry Kianush Jahanpur said Monday, APA reports.

"Over the past 24 hours, 1,411 new cases of coronavirus have been identified in the country. The total number of infections is 23,049," Iran’s Fars news agency quotes him as saying. The spokesperson added that 1,812 people had died. Earlier reports pointed to 21,638 infections and 1,685 deaths. According to Jahanpur, 8,376 people recovered from the virus.

In the last few weeks, the number of new coronavirus cases in Iran has stabilized at about 1,000-1,200 infections per day. Moreover, the mortality rate also has not changed much with around 120-130 deaths daily.

The first coronavirus cases in Iran were confirmed on February 19 in Qom Province. All schools in the country are closed until the end of March, while many countries restricted communication with the Islamic Republic.

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