28 April 2020 - 14:19
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Iran’s Health Ministry says the country has recorded a two-digit rise in the number of ‎new coronavirus cases for the first time in more than a month, which indicates the declining ‎curve of the COVID-19 disease in the country.‎

RNA – Iran’s Health Ministry says the country has recorded a two-digit rise in the number of ‎new coronavirus cases for the first time in more than a month, which indicates the declining ‎curve of the COVID-19 disease in the country.‎

Kianoush Jahanpour, the head of the public relations and information center at the Iranian ‎Ministry of Health, said on Monday that only 991 new COVID-19 cases were diagnosed over ‎the past 24 hours, indicating the downhill course of the disease. ‎

‎“Today, after 36 days, the number of new cases or daily infections with COVID-19 in the ‎country fell below 1,000,” he added.‎

The official noted that the total number of diagnosed cases of the novel coronavirus in the ‎country has reached 91,472, adding that the daily death toll remains below double digits as ‎‎96 more people died from the virus illness.‎

‎“Unfortunately, 96 patients [infected with] COVID-19 lost their lives in the past 24 hours, ‎which brought the total number of deaths to 5,806,” he said.‎

Jahanpour further noted that 70,933 patients have also recovered and been discharged from ‎hospitals so far, while 3,011 are still in critical conditions.‎

He added that 432,329 diagnostic tests have been carried out thus far across the country.‎

Iran, one of the Middle Eastern countries hardest hit by the pandemic, has been doing its ‎utmost to contain the respiratory disease despite the hardships caused by the US sanctions.‎

The administration of US President Donald Trump has not only defied international calls on ‎Washington in recent weeks to halt the draconian sanctions, but has even slapped more ‎such restrictive measures on the Islamic Republic.‎

Washington re-imposed its sanctions on Iran in May 2018 after unilaterally leaving a historic ‎nuclear accord with the Islamic Republic and five other major powers that has been ‎endorsed by the UN Security Council.‎

Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi said on Saturday that the country is witnessing a ‎‎“declining trend” in the number of fatalities and cases of new coronavirus infections as a ‎result of bilateral cooperation between the people and the government.‎

‎“There is a declining trend in corona disease in most provinces and this has been the result ‎of effective measures by the people and the government,” Harirchi said.‎

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