Coronavirus kills 73 more in Iran over past 24 hours

Iran recorded 8,270 additional confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, along with 73 deaths from COVID-19, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

Iran (IMNA) - Iran has registered more than 1,598,875 cases of the virus since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 59,736 according to ministry data.

8,270 new coronavirus infections have been identified over the past 24 hours, some 746 of whom have been hospitalized, Sadat Lari said.

To combat the outbreak, Iranian government has recommended preventive measures such as observing social distancing, wearing facemasks and reducing mass-crowding.

According to Worldometers, total cases of COVID-19 worldwide have surpassed 112 million and the global deaths from the virus have also surged at 2,498,495; however, more than 88 million people have recovered.

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