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Iran marks record surge in new Covid-19 cases, steps up health campaign

Issued on: 04/06/2020 – 15:37Modified: 04/06/2020 – 15:37

Iran announced 3,574 new coronavirus infections Thursday, its highest daily count since the outbreak began in February.


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It was the fourth straight day that the daily caseload had topped 3,000. The previous high was 3,186, recorded on March 30, at the height of the initial outbreak.

Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said that the surge in new cases might be the result of wider testing rather than a second wave of infection.

He said that Iran had now conducted more than a million tests.

But the health ministry has been taking no chances and has stepped up a public health campaign in receRead More – Source