Iran: Death toll from coronavirus climbs to 724

Iran: Death toll from coronavirus climbs to 724

The death toll from the novel coronavirus outbreak in Iran rose to 724, state TV reported on Sunday, Anadolu agency reports.

Authorities said 113 people died in the last 24 hours, while 1,209 new cases emerged, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 13,938, Iran's state TV quoted Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour as saying.

A total of 4,590 people have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the virus, Jahanpour added.

The first case of the coronavirus in the country was confirmed in Qom province on Feb. 19.

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