Mar 12, 2020 18:34 UTC
  • Iran: Deputy Health Minister recovers from coronavirus

Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi has recovered from the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, according to a statement on Thursday.

According to Mehr News Agency, Harirchi had announced in a video on February 25 that he had tested positive for COVID-19, adding that he had entered “isolation” and started treatment, but said his general health condition was favorable, and that he was currently just experiencing fever and fatigue.

In a statement on Thursday, Health Minister Saeid Namaki noted that his deputy has fully recovered from the virus. He also appointed Harirchi as his special representative and supervisor of a national battling campaign against the coronavirus.

Health Ministry Spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on Thursday that 1,075 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been detected across the country in the last 24 hours, which brings the total number of infected people to 10,075. He also put the death toll at 429 and said that 3,276 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals.