Coronavirus: Iran’s death toll rises to 6,203 after 47 new cases reported 

Firefighters disinfect the streets in Tehran. (File photo: Reuters)

The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak in Iran rose by 47 over the past 24 hours to 6,203, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on state TV on Sunday.

Iran, one of the Middle Eastern countries hardest hit by the outbreak, has a total of 97,424 cases of the coronavirus, he said.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that mosques would reopen across large parts of the country, after they were closed in early March amid the Middle East's deadliest novel coronavirus outbreak.

The new coronavirus has killed more than 6,150 and infected over 96,440 in Iran since it announced its first cases in mid-February.
Rouhani claimed hospital visits over potential infections were "much lower" compared to recent weeks.
Iran on Saturday reported its lowest daily toll of new infections since March 10.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 14:07 - GMT 11:07
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