By News Desk
With 125 more deaths from the new coronavirus cases, the Iranian government has disclosed that the death toll recorded since the virus was discovered in the country has risen to 4,357.
The country’s Health Ministry spokesman, Kianoush Jahanpour, told newsmen that 1,837 more people tested positive for coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of persons infected by the virus to 70,029.
Jahanpour said 41,947 people have recovered so far and were discharged from hospitals, while 3,987 patients are in critical condition.
Since appearing in Wuhan, China, last December, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 185 countries and regions.
Data compiled by the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University shows that worldwide infections have exceeded 1.7 million, with the death toll surpassing 103,000. Nearly 379,000 people have recovered.