By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Director of the Public Relations and Information Centre in the Iranian Ministry of Health, Dr. Kianoosh Jahanpour reported today on 205 additional COVID-19 cases in the country.


According to Jahanpour, the new cases were distributed as follows: 52 were from Tehran, 21 were from Qom, 17 were from Gilan, 22 were from Golestan, 12 were from Isfahan, 18 were from Central, 12 were from Mazandaran, 8 were from Fars, 6 were from East Azerbaijan, one was from Ilam, A case was related to Southern Khorasan Eight individuals were from the Alborz Department, 4 from Semnan, five from Kurdistan Province, 6 from Qazvin, 4 from Khuzestan, one from Sistan and Baluchistan, and four from Yazd Province.

Additionally, nine additional deaths were reported.

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This brings the official tally from Iran to 593 cases and 43 deaths (7.2%CFR).

Unofficially, news reports put these numbers much higher. The BBC reported at least 210 people in Iran have died as a result of the new coronavirus disease, sources in the country’s health system have told BBC Persian.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the travel notice for Iran Friday to Warning – Level 3, Avoid Nonessential Travel.

CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Iran.