COVID-19: Iran announces 43 new deaths, raising toll to 237

So far, 2,394 of the confirmed cases have recovered in the country

March 09, 2020 04:41 pm | Updated 04:42 pm IST - Tehran, Iran

A health official checks the temperature of an incoming passenger during a health assessment at a checkpoint at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on March 9, 2020.

A health official checks the temperature of an incoming passenger during a health assessment at a checkpoint at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on March 9, 2020.

Iran on March 9 reported 43 new deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall toll to 237 dead.

"In the past 24 hours, 595 new cases infected with coronavirus were identified in the country and the overall number of those infected rose to 7,167," Alireza Vahabzadeh, an adviser to the health minister said in a tweet.

"So far, 2,394 of the confirmed cases have recovered," he added.

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