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May 02, 2020
9:51PM

Iran reports lowest coronavirus infections since March 10

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In Iran, the authorities today said that a clear drop recorded in the number of new coronavirus infections as it reported 802 fresh cases, the lowest daily count since March 10.

The new cases brought to 96,448 the number recorded in Iran since it announced its first cases in mid-February.


Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour has said, new deaths from COVID-19 rose slightly to 65 in the past 24 hours, reaching a total of 6,156.


Meanwhile, Iran's deputy health minister Iraj Harirchi warned that the fall in the number of infections could quickly reverse.


He also called on the government to increase health sector spending.



Iran has tried to contain the spread of the virus by shutting schools, universities, cinemas and stadiums among other public spaces since March.

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