With 76 new deaths reported in Iran, the death toll from the coronavirus surged to 5,650, state media said on Saturday.

A total of 1,134 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total infections to 89,328, Iran’s state broadcaster reported, citing a statement by Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour.

Jahanpour said 68,193 people have recovered so far and were discharged from hospitals, while 3,096 patients are in critical condition.

More than 410,075 tests have been conducted in the country, he added.

In his speech at the National Coronavirus Council, President Hasan Rouhani said

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