Iran on Friday confirmed 34 deaths from the outbreak of coronavirus, along with 388 cases of people infected.

The country’s Health Ministry said another eight people died from the coronavirus on Friday, while 143 new cases were confirmed.

Among the coronavirus cases announced this week in Iran are the country’s vice president and health minister.

A total of 73 people have recovered from the disease, the ministry added.

First detected in China last December, the novel coronavirus has spread to more than 45 countries worldwide, including the U.S., U.K., Singapore, France, Russia, Spain and India.

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