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COVID19: Iran’s daily death toll drops below 100 for the first time in a month

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Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said 98 deaths from the COVID-19 disease were recorded in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall toll to 4,683.

By Yana Mir

14 Apr 2020

“Unfortunately, we lost 98 of our compatriots infected with the disease… but after a month of waiting, this is the first day that the death toll has been double figures,” Iranian Health Ministry spokesperson Kianoush Jahanpour told a televised news conference.

“We hope that this path will continue with your ongoing cooperation” in observing health guidelines aimed at stopping the spread of the virus,” he added.

Jahanpour said another 1,574 people were found to have been infected with the virus.

That took the overall number of infections in Iran’s outbreak to 74,877, he said, adding that 48,129 of those hospitalised had recovered and been discharged.

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