Iran’s confirmed Covid-19 cases top 400,000
Iran’s confirmed coronavirus cases have risen by 2,089 to 402,029, a health ministry spokeswoman confirmed via state TV on Sunday, The country reported 128 new deaths in the past 24 hours.
The official death toll now stands at 23,157 in Iran, one of the worst-hit countries in the Middle East.
Over the past 24 hours, 956 Iranians were hospitalised for complications from the novel coronavirus, the spokeswoman added, during the daily briefing.346,242 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals while 3,791 remain in intensive care units.
As of Sunday, 3,559,565 Covid-19 lab tests have been carried out in Iran, the spokeswoman added.
She confirmed 13 Iranian provinces are still in high-risk condition.
Iran and China offer mutual help
Iran announced its first case of Covid-19 on February 19.
Iran and China have offered mutual help in fighting the pandemic.
Back in February when the virus was still in its early stage of the outbreak in China, Iran lit up the Tehran Azadi Tower to show solidarity with China and donated 3 million masks to China.
In return, China delivered several shipments of medical supplies to Iran. On February 29, a five-member Chinese medical team visited Iran for a month-long mission to help Iran fight the pandemic.
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