Iran has announced 139 additional deaths from the newly created Corona virus, today, Saturday 28 March 2020, bringing the total deaths to 2517, Iran is among the countries most affected by the epidemic, and Iran is fighting the worst outbreak of Corona in the region, at a time when it is believed that the actual numbers of infected people And the deceased is not official statistics.
The Ministry of Health spokesman, Kyanosh Jahanpur, stated during his daily press conference that the health authorities had counted 3076 new injuries during the past 24 hours, and the total official outcome is 35,408 injuries. He added that 3,206 people are in critical condition.
Earlier today, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had expected, in a speech broadcast on state television, an increase in infections of the new Corona virus in Iran, but he considered that the country’s health infrastructure is strong and ready to deal with any escalation.
The Iranian government has been criticized for not rushing to respond to the virus. The authorities recently ordered companies operating in non-vital areas to close and banned travel between cities, long after other countries imposed a total closure.
On Thursday, Iranian state television reported that the army had set up a hospital with a capacity of 2,000 beds in an exhibition center in the capital, Tehran, to support the local health care system while the country was facing the worst outbreak of the Corona virus in the Middle East.
The television said the new facility, which includes three units and several isolation suites, was created in just 48 hours. It will be used for patients recovering from “Covid 19” disease caused by the virus, and state television quoted General Ali Jahanshahi, Deputy Army Coordinator, as saying that the hospital had been handed over to the medical staff, and would start receiving patients next week.