ANKARA

The death toll in Iran from the coronavirus has climbed to 124, the country’s Health Ministry announced on Thursday.

As many as 17 more people died of the COVID-19 disease as 1,234 new cases were reported across the country in the last 24 hours, spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour told a news conference in the capital Tehran.

The latest figure brought the total number of infections to 4,747, said Jahanpour.

Most of the new cases, he added, were detected in Tehran, Qom, Gilan, Isfahan, Alborz, Markazi and Qazvin provinces.

Jahanpour said 913 infected patients were successfully treated and discharged from hospitals

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