The death toll from coronavirus in Iran has climbed to 43 and the number of cases is now 593, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.

A ministry spokesperson said nine more deaths and 205 new cases were reported across Iran over the past 24 hours.

“Most of the new cases were detected in Tehran, Golestan, Qom, Markazi, Mazandaran, and Ghilan,” Kianush Jahanpur said at a press conference.

He said there were many more suspected COVID-19 cases in the country, adding that between 10% to 15% of quarantined individuals tested positive so far.

He said 100 lawmakers were also administered

Read more: Death toll from coronavirus in Iran hits 43