Iran Recorded 85 Deaths From coronavirus More Than 1,000 New Infections

Iranian health officials on 13/3 confirmed the number of new deaths recorded in the past 24 hours in the country is 85 cases.

“It is very sad that 85 people infected with Covid-19 (a disease caused by the new coronavirus ) have died within the past 24 hours,” Iranian Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said on national television on 3/13.

The total number of deaths from infection with the new strain of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in Iran has reached 514 cases, according to AFP.

Iranian media reported that within the past 24 hours, the number of new infections in the country was more than 1,000. The total number of Covid-19 patients in the Middle East nation amounted to 11,364, almost a month after the outbreak in the city of Qom, a Shia mecca in Iran and the region.

The number of deaths due to coronavirus, announced on March 13 by Tehran, is also the highest increase in daily deaths in Iran since the first two cases and deaths were announced in Qom on February 19.

Iranian health workers spray disinfectant in front of the Imam Reza shrine in Mashhad city. 

Stephane Dujarric, spokesman for Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres, on 12/3 call on member states to support Iran equipment needed to respond to the epidemic.

The Secretary-General of the United Nations also expressed concern about the widespread disease situation in Iran. He said he would unite with the Iranian government and people in the fight against coronavirus, according to Fars .

Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki announced last week that it would implement a nationwide plan to mobilize resources to respond to disease and treat patients more effectively.

The plan is to deploy 17,000 health centers, along with 9,000 medical and medical centers from urban to rural areas. Iran also applies a home isolation policy. Infected people will be provided with professional medicine and diagnostics, but not allowed to leave the home, according to Fars.

Serious cases will be admitted to the hospital. All public areas are disinfected. Entrance to towns and cities with outbreaks is strictly controlled in order to isolate cases from the community.

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