The Iranian government reported for the first time this Tuesday that 200 people have been killed in the COVID-19 pandemic in 24 hours. This is an unprecedented number since the first cases of this virus appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan.
According to the spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health, Sima Sadat Lari, who also confirmed 2,637 new positive results for a total of 245,688 cases, the Islamic Republic adds up to 11,931 deaths from the new corona virus after the recent deaths.
Iran is already the tenth country in the world with the most COVID-19 cases and, after surpassing Italy in the past few days, is approaching the data for Spain. In the Iranian case, the authorities have identified some of the worst data since the pandemic began in recent weeks, with full de-escalation taking effect.
1,455 of the newly discovered patients had to be admitted. The government estimates that 3,270 patients will be hospitalized in intensive care units because of the serious consequences of COVID-19. This is clear from the official balance of the Tasnim news agency.
Hasán Rohani’s executive has expressed concern over the upturn in recent weeks and urged the population not to reduce their vigilance, for example by tightening the rules on the use of masks in public places.