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Iran Covid Deaths Top 100,000; Tighter Curbs in Place as Numbers Increase

Iranians walk through Tehran Bazaar as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases spike, in Tehran, Iran, July 28, 2021. (Image: via Reuters)

Iranians walk through Tehran Bazaar as coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases spike, in Tehran, Iran, July 28, 2021. (Image: via Reuters)

In the past 24 hours, 31,266 people tested positive for coronavirus and 564 died, the ministry said.

Recorded deaths from Covid in Iran passed the 100,000 mark on Thursday, the health ministry said, amid tighter restrictions nationwide to contain the spread of the virus.

In the past 24 hours, 31,266 people tested positive for coronavirus and 564 died, the ministry said. That brought total infections since the pandemic started to 4,587,683, and deaths to 100,255.

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first published:August 19, 2021, 16:01 IST