1,617 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Iran, death toll at 4,585

April 13, 2020 - 14:30

TEHRAN- The total number of people diagnosed with the coronavirus in Iran has reached 73,303, of whom 4,585 have died and 45,983 recovered.

Meanwhile, 1,617 new patients have been identified over the past 24 hours, Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said on Monday.

He added that 111 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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