08 July 2020 :
Iran COVID Daily Toll Rises To Unprecedented 200, 70 Victims Buried In Tehran. For the first time since February, Iran’s official death toll on Tuesday reached 200 while according to the Chairman of Tehran City Council over the last 24-hour reporting period 70 died in the capital Tehran alone. In her daily briefing, Dr. Sima-Sadat Lari, Health Ministry Spokesperson, said death of 200 COVID-19 patients has been confirmed on the basis of final test results since Monday. According to Dr. Lari 2,637 new cases were identified during the same period, bringing the total cases to 245,688. Tehran City Council Chairman Mohsen Hashemi on Tuesday warned about the spiking number of coronavirus victims in the capital on Tuesday. Speaking to the reporters before the meeting of the Council, Hashemi said deaths from COVID-19 in the capital had dropped to as few as 19 but on Monday 70 victims were buried at Behesht-e Zahra cemetery in the south of the capital.