Coronavirus: Iran reports 23,049 cases, death toll reaches 1,812

Members of the medical team spray disinfectant to sanitize outdoor place of Imam Reza's holy shrine, following the coronavirus outbreak, in Mashhad, Iran February 27, 2020. (File photo: Reuters)

Iran reported on Monday a total of 23,049 cases of the novel coronavirus, as the death toll in the country reached 1,812.

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“Since yesterday, we have had 1,411 new cases, bringing the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country to 23,049,” health ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpour was quoted as saying by the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“Unfortunately, 127 of these patients have died, bringing the national death toll from coronavirus to 1,812,” Jahanpour added.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54