Coronavirus: Iran says daily virus deaths drops below 100 for first time

A woman wearing a protective face mask and gloves walks past the Imamzadeh Saleh shrine in Tehran. (File photo: Reuters)

Iran said on Tuesday that the number of lives lost in the country to the novel coronavirus dropped to double figures for the first time in one month.

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Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said 98 deaths from the COVID-19 disease were recorded in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall toll to 4,683.

“Unfortunately, we lost 98 of our compatriots infected with the disease... but after a month of waiting, this is the first day that the death toll has been double figures,” he told a televised news conference.

Last Update: Tuesday, 14 April 2020 KSA 13:25 - GMT 10:25