Iran reports more than 1,500 new COVID19 cases

Last week, Iran's official daily caseload hit it's lowest level since March 10, but it has since rised again steadily.


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Iran reports more than 1,500 new COVID19 cases

Iran warned yesterday that COVID19 cases were increasing rapidly in the southwest despite falls in in other regions, as it reported more than 1,500 new confirmed COVID19 cases.

All provisions are showing steady drop in new COVID19 cases except for Khuzestan, where the condition is still concerning, Kianoush Jahanpour health ministry spokesperson said in a television remarks.

The Health Ministry stopped publishing provincial figures for the COVID19 last month.

Instead it has opted for a color-coded system of  red for high risk area, yellow for medium-risk and white for low-risk parts of the country.

Latest report have shown Khuzestan red along with a few other provinces, including the Shiite clerical centre of Qom and the capital Tehran, where Iran reported it,s first COVID19 cases in February.

Last week, Iran's official daily caseload hit it's lowest level since March 10, but it has since rised again steadily.

Jahanpour reported 1,529 new COVID19 confirmed cases in the past 24hrs, taking the overall COVID19 positive cases to 106,220.

There were 48 new deaths due to COVID19 taking the overall toll to 6,589.

Of all those COVID19 positive patient admitted to the hospitals, 85,064 people had recovered and been discharged from hospital.

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Expert's both at abroad and home have cast their doubt on Iran's official figures, saying the actual number of COVID19 cases could be much higher.

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