63 new virus deaths recorded in Iran
Iran on Thursday confirmed 63 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide death toll to 7,627.
876,492 TESTS HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED ACROSS COUNTRY
A further 2,258 people have tested positive for coronavirus, raising the overall count to 143,849, Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said.
Jahanpour said that 112,988 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, while 2,543 patients remain in critical condition.
A total of 876,492 tests have been conducted in the country, according to the ministry.
In Iran, one of the countries in the Middle East hardest-hit by the disease, coronavirus was first detected in the city of Qom on Feb. 19 and then spread throughout the country.