17 May 2020 :
Iran's Health Ministry spokesman on Friday said the number of COVID-19 cases is expected to increase in four provinces (Khuzestan, Lorestan, Sistan and Baluchistan, and East Azerbaijan) in the coming days as the total number of cases in the country rose to 116,635. On Friday Dr. Kianoush Jahanpur announced 2,102 new cases. This is the first time in the past week that the number of new daily cases surpasses the 2,000 mark in 24 hours. The number of officially reported deaths, however, has been going down over the past month from over 100 deaths per day to 48 on Friday which brought the total officially announced deaths from COVID-19 to 6,902.