Iran has already included more than 25,000 deaths on its record of the COVID-19 pandemic, a threshold exceeded in a week and marked by the highest levels of contagion since the first coronavirus cases were discovered earlier this year was unprecedented.
The Ministry of Health reported 175 more deaths this Thursday, bringing the preliminary number to 25,015. According to the IRNA news agency, 3,521 positives for coronavirus have been registered in the last 24 hours, a total of 436,319 since the pandemic began.
This week, the data has risen again in Iran, where 3,712 infected people were reported in just one day on Tuesday. Authorities have doubled their messages to citizens to take preventive measures, including the use of masks, proper hand hygiene and maintaining social distance.
Iran is the country hardest hit by the Middle East pandemic and the thirteenth with the world’s most frequently diagnosed cases, according to Johns Hopkins University.