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Iran: Coronavirus death toll rises to 4,869

Over 1,600 fresh cases reported, taking total number of COVID-19 positive cases to almost 78,000

Mustafa Melih Ahishali   | 16.04.2020
Iran: Coronavirus death toll rises to 4,869


Iran on Thursday reported 92 new fatalities from the coronavirus, raising the death toll to 4,869, state media said on Thursday.

The Iranian state TV reported Kianoush Jahanpour, a spokesman for the Health Ministry, as saying that 1,606 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total infections to 77,995.

Jahanpour said 52,229 people have recovered so far and been discharged from hospitals, while 3,594 patients are in critical condition.

Since the virus emerged in China last December, it has spread to at least 185 countries and regions.

Overall, the virus has spread to 185 countries, infecting over 2 million people, and killing over 137,000 worldwide. Nearly 518,000 have recovered from the virus.

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