Tehran, Apr 13(UNI) Total number of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases has risen to 73,303 in the Islamic republic of Iran whereas the death toll so far stands at 4,585, health Ministry confirmed on Monday.
According to Iran's official news agency Irna, during the past 24 hours, 1,617 new cases have come to light while 111 patients succumbed to the disease.It added that 3,877 people are in critical condition. Officials claimed that up till now 45,983 patients have recovered from the disease.Iran has been the worst affected country in the middle east due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the regime has taken several steps such as bringing to a halt all educational institutions and religious and cultural gatherings to check the spread of the disease.
As per the reports from the news agency, on Sunday, ten thousand graves have been dug in the sprawling Behesht-e Zahra cemetery near Tehran to bury the corpses. UNI