Coronavirus: Iran records jump of 1,000 new cases as 63 die in 24 hours
Iran has now recorded around 9,000 coronavirus cases in the country, nearly a thousand more cases in one day, Kianush Jahanpur, a health ministry spokesman, said on Wednesday, Middle East Eye reports.
The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has reached 354, a rise of 63 in the past 24 hours, Jahanpur told state TV.
Wednesday's tally is the highest single-day toll since the start of the outbreak in February.
Jahanpur added that 2,959 patients have fully recovered, and called on Iranians to avoid unnecessary trips and stay at home.
Iran is now the worst infected country in the Middle East and the third worldwide, following China and Italy.
The capital Tehran recorded the most new infections with 256 cases, followed by the central province of Isfahan with 170 cases.