Deaths from the Covid-19 epidemic in Iran hit a high record on Tuesday as 200 new deaths were registered over the past 24 hours, the highest since the virus outbreak in the country, state news Mehr reported.
Iran's Health Ministry Spokesperson Sima Lari said Tuesday during a daily press conference in Tehran that over the past 24 hours, 2,637 new cases of Covid-19 were reported, bringing the total number of infections in Iran to 245,688 and the country's total death toll has risen to 11,931, reports the CNN.
Lari also said that: "Out of 2,637 detected cases,1,455 have been hospitalized across the country".
The health ministry's spokesperson warned people to be more vigilant and everybody in general must avoid unnecessary leaving their homes and wear facial masks indoors in public places including buses and subways.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has mandated the wearing of masks in public after coronavirus cases continued to rise in recent weeks.
He announced on Saturday that the wearing of masks would become compulsory in public spaces as of Sunday, July 5, according to the Iranian state news agency, IRNA.