Iran coronavirus update: 19,644 infections, 1,433 deaths

TEHRAN, Mar. 20 (MNA) – Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Alireza Raeisi announced on Friday that the death toll from the coronavirus outbreak, officially known as COVID-19, in Iran has risen to 1,433 with 19,644 confirmed cases.

Some 6,745 patients infected by the new coronavirus have so far recovered from the disease, he said.

The number of infected people has decreased in 13 Iranian provinces, according to him.

The total number of infections in Iran was 117,631 on Thursday, with 1,135 deaths.

Officials are calling on the people to avoid any trip as the New Year holidays have started as it may potentially speed up the virus outbreak.


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