Coronavirus in Iran: total cases reach 62,589, death toll at 3,872

April 7, 2020 - 14:21

TEHRAN- The total number of people diagnosed with the coronavirus in Iran has reached 62,589, of whom 3,872 have died and 27,039 recovered.

Meanwhile, 2,089 new patients have been identified over the past 24 hours, Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said on Tuesday.

He added that 133 more people have died during the same period of time, ISNA reported.

Iran has announced social distancing measures in a bid to minimize the spread of coronavirus.

The government has allocated 1,000 trillion rails (about $24 billion at the official rate of 42,000 rials) to help lessen the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the national economy.

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