Iran on Thursday confirmed 26 deaths from the coronavirus outbreak, along with 245 cases of people infected.

The country’s Health Ministry said another four people died from the coronavirus on Thursday. 

Earlier in the day, the official IRNA news agency said three more people had died from the coronavirus, raising the death toll to 22.

According to IRNA, the virus, also known as COVID-19, has so far spread across 20 Iranian provinces, while 11 are currently free of infection.

On Wednesday, the ministry said it had no plans to quarantine any cities but instead would quarantine individuals.

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