Coronavirus:Iran’s death toll rises to 2,517

Iran’s health infrastructure is strong and ready to cope with a possible escalation in coronavirus cases, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday in comments carried by state TV.

The Islamic republic is among the countries worldwide severely affected by the pandemic.

In its latest tally, the country reported a death toll of 2,378 amid 32,332 infections. 

The number of coronavirus fatalities in Iran surged to 2,517 as health officials announced 139 new deaths over the past 24 hours. 

Kianoush Jahanpour, a health ministry spokesperson, said 3,076 people were confirmed to have contracted the virus, bringing the total to 35,408. He added that more than 3,200 patients were in critical condition. 

However, there are also 546 people who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries to 11,679, according to Jahanpour.

Coronavirus:Iran’s death toll rises to 2,517
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