By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Spokesperson for the Iran Ministry of Health, Dr. Kianoosh Jahanpour announced today an additional 1,234 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. This brings the country total to 4,747.

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In addition, Dr. Jahanpour said 17 more people died, putting Iran’s death total to 124.

Tehran has seen by far the most cases with 1,413, followed by Qom (523), Isfahan (388), Alborz (302) and Mazandaran (301).

He also said that some 16,000 suspect COVID-19 cases are currently admitted at hospitals.

“This disease is a widespread disease,” President Hassan Rouhani said earlier this week. Coronavirus has spread to almost all of Iran’s provinces, he notes.

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The government announced Thursday that  it would put checkpoints in place to limit travel between major cities, hoping to stem the spread of the virus.

Iran canceled Friday prayers across its major cities.