Iran today has more than 1,000 recorded cases of this new coronavirus, bringing the total number of people with Covid-19 to 5,823.
Antiseptic spray activity in Tehran, Iran (Image: DPA)
AFP reported, Iranian Ministry of Health spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said on March 7, the Middle East country recorded an additional 21 deaths from new corona virus (officially known as SARS-CoV-2) in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths from Covid-19 to 145 cases.
The number of new infections in Iran is 1,076, bringing the total number of people with Covid-19 to 5,823.
“More than 16,000 people are hospitalized with suspected virus infections,” Jahanpour said, adding 1,669 people who have been cured of symptoms of Covid-19.
News agency IRNA today also confirmed information Fatemeh Rahbar congresswoman, 55, died of SARS-CoV virus-2.
She is the second MP in Iran to die from Covid-19 and is one of seven politicians and Iranian government officials who died since the outbreak in the Middle East nation since mid-February, according to AFP. More than 20 MPs in Iran have been infected with the new strain of corona virus.
Iran is currently one of the most recorded deaths outside of mainland China.
The capital, Tehran, is the most severely affected region in the country, with 1,539 virus infections, although the situation in the northern provinces is taking place in a rather complex direction.
More than 300 new cases have been confirmed in Mazandaran province, one of Iran’s top tourist destinations in the Caspian Sea.
Iran continued to extend the order to close schools and restrict movement in the context of the ongoing war against Covid-19.