Coronavirus: Iran’s Death Toll Reaches 5,650

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Iran’s coronavirus death toll rose by 76 in the past 24 hours to 5,650, health ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpour said on Saturday.

The total number of infections reached 89,328, he said.

“So far, 410,075 coronavirus tests have been done in the country,” Jahanpour said.

Deaths from coronavirus in Iran have dropped by 70 percent since the peak of the disease, and hospitalizations due to the virus have dropped by half, Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi said on Saturday.

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Iran has been worst-hit from the pandemic in the Middle East.

Since April 11 Iran has allowed a phased re-opening for businesses that were closed as part of measures to curb rising COVID-19 cases.

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