Iran records 34 COVID-19 death within 24 hours

Women pray at the Abdol Azim holy Mosque in the city of Shahre Ray, south of Tehran

At least, thirty-four more people in Iran have died from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, the health ministry reports. But the lowest daily Covid-19 death toll in the country since March comes amid an apparently rise in new coronavirus cases.

In his daily update, Kianoush Jahanpour, the health ministry spokesman, said 2,023 more Iranians had tested positive for the virus since yesterday, taking the total cumulative total number of cases in the country to 137,724. Daily new cases have been rising, on average, since 2 May, when the country recorded 802 new infections, but are still well short of a high of 3,186 reported on 30 March.

The Covid-19 death toll in Iran is 7,451, while 107,713 have recovered, Jahanpour said.