157 people die of coronavirus pandemic over past 24 hours in Iran
157 people have died from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of the deaths in Iran to 2,334, said Iran's Health Ministry Public Relations Office Kianoush Jahanpour on Thursday.
With Iran announcing 2,389 new confirmed cases, the number of infected people has risen to 29,406 in the country.
“10,457 people have recovered and discharged from hospitals,” Jahanpour said.
Iran reported its first confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections on 19 February 2020 in Qom.
Iran has the third highest number of COVID-19 deaths after China and Italy, the highest in Western Asia and the fourth-highest number of COVID-19 cases, surpassed only by Mainland China, Italy, and Spain.