Coronavirus: Iran Faces ‘2nd Wave’ of Virus

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Large swaths of Iran faced a lethal “second wave” of coronavirus infections on Sunday as the official death toll surged toward 7,000.

The southwestern province of Khuzestan is the new focal point, with the most critical “red” ranking on the country’s color-coded risk scale.

Iran stopped publishing provincial figures for the coronavirus last month, but the Health Ministry’s latest report on Sunday said there was a “rising trend, or the beginning of a peak” in eight provinces, including Khuzestan.

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Jahanpour said the COVID-19 illness had claimed a further 51 lives over 24 hours into Sunday.

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