Iran’s coronavirus cases surpass 35,000; death toll over 2,500


Iran's coronavirus cases surpass 35,000; death toll over 2,500
People in protective clothing walk past rows of beds at a temporary 2,000-bed hospital for COVID-19 coronavirus patients set up by the Iranian army at the international exhibition center in northern Tehran, Iran, on Thursday, March 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

In Summary

  • At least 3,076 more cases were also recorded, bringing the total number of infected people to 35,409, Iranian Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour announced on state television.

Iran has reported 139 more coronavirus-related deaths, bringing the total to 2,517.

At least 3,076 more cases were also recorded, bringing the total number of infected people to 35,409, Iranian Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour announced on state television.

The US believes the real numbers of cases and deaths in the country are higher than those being reported.

Here’s some background: Iran declared an intercity travel ban starting Thursday for two weeks to help stop the spread of coronavirus

Iran lashes out at US: In a tweet on Monday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the US is impeding the global fight against coronavirus with its sanctions on Iran.

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