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Iran's coronavirus death toll reaches 5,710

Total number of cases surpasses 90,000, while 60 people die in last 24 hours

Firdevs Bulut   | 26.04.2020
Iran's coronavirus death toll reaches 5,710


Iran reported 60 new deaths from coronavirus, bringing the toll to 5,710, state media said on Sunday.

A total of 1,153 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total infections to 90,481, Iran's state broadcaster reported, citing a statement by Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour.

Jahanpour said 69,657 people have recovered so far and were discharged from hospitals, while 3,079 patients are in critical condition.

Iran reported its first case of coronavirus on Feb. 19, in the city of Qom.

After originating in China last December, COVID-19 has spread to at least 185 countries and regions. Europe and the U.S. are currently the worst-hit regions.

The pandemic has killed over 203,300 people, with total infections exceeding 2.9 million, while more than 824,000 have recovered so far, according to figures compiled by the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.

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