Iran has registered more than 330,000 cases of the new coronavirus as of Tuesday, after adding 2,345 more positive cases in 24 hours. This makes the country the tenth country in the world hardest hit by this pandemic, which is gathering more than 20 million people worldwide. Contagions.
Iranian Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari has updated the preliminary balance of positive results to 331,189. Of these, more than 288,000 have overcome the disease while 18,800 have lost their lives, 184 in the last 24 hours, according to the IRNA news agency.
Of the most recently confirmed cases, around half (1,269) had to be hospitalized. According to the spokeswoman, almost 4,000 people remain in intensive care units.
Iran has failed to contain the outbreak since the de-escalation of restrictive measures adopted in March began in May, and the government has tightened certain restrictions and urged citizens to adhere to sanitary and distancing measures.
The Iranian authorities on Monday ordered the paralysis of one of the country’s major business newspapers, Jahan-e Sanat, after the medium published an interview with a government doctor who denounced an alleged cover-up of the new coronavirus pandemic, as reported by Bloomberg .