Iran: Coronavirus cases surpass 47,500, death toll hits 3,036

Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour

The total number of people diagnosed with the coronavirus in Iran has reached 47,593, of whom 3,036 have died, and 15,473 recovered.

Meanwhile, 2,987 new patients identified over the past 24 hours, Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said on Wednesday.

He added that 138 more people have died during the same period, ISNA reported.

Iran has announced social distancing measures in a bid to minimize the spread of coronavirus.

The government has allocated 1,000 trillion rails (about $24 billion at the official rate of 42,000 rials) to help lessen the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the national economy.

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