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Iran announces 43 new coronavirus deaths, raising toll to 237

  • Published at 05:13 pm March 9th, 2020
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File photo: Doctors check a traveller in their designated residential area to check on residents who returned from Iran if anyone is infected with the novel coronavirus, at Isa Town Health Center, south of Manama, Bahrain, March 2, 2020 Reuters

'So far, 2,394 of the confirmed cases have recovered'

Iran on Monday reported 43 new deaths from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall toll to 237 dead.

"In the past 24 hours, 595 new cases infected with coronavirus were identified in the country and the overall number of those infected rose to 7,167," Alireza Vahabzadeh, an adviser to the health minister said in a tweet, reports AFP.

"So far, 2,394 of the confirmed cases have recovered," he added.

On Monday, Iran has released approximately 70,000 prisoners because of the coronavirus outbreak in the country, Iranian judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi said, according to Mizan, the news site of the judiciary, reports Reuters.

"The release of the prisoners, to the point where it doesn't create insecurity in society will continue," he said. Raisi did not specify if or when those released would need to return to jail.

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