Iran records highest daily virus spike in almost a month

Clay Curtis
August 5, 2020

Di number of deaths from coronavirus for Iran dey almost triple wetin Iran goment claim, one BBC Persian service investigation don discover.

The official number of cumulative infections was also far higher in the leaked figure than the official one.

Iran is the worst affected country in the Middle East and tenth globally with nearly 310,000 reported infections, however the BBC reported that the real figure is around double that.

According to the BBC, the first recorded death was on 22 January, a month before the first case was officially reported in Iran.

A further 2,751 people tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, raising the case tally to 314,786, according to ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari. Iran slammed the report as "politically motivated" and said it has acted in "a totally transparent way".

The data, which was sent to the BBC by an anonymous source, has details of daily admissions to hospitals across Iran, including names, age, gender, symptoms, date and length of periods spent in hospital, and underlying conditions patients might have.

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In the United States, a two women who died in early February were later identified as having died with COVID-19, according to Bloomberg, moving the date of the first COVID-19 death forward by two weeks.

China has reported relatively low numbers of cases and deaths - 84,428 and 4,634 - despite the virus emerging there weeks before it did in any other country and months before the crisis really hit Europe and America.

Since the outbreak of the virus in Iran, many observers have doubted the official numbers.

"In total, more than 200,000 people have been hospitalised".

Citing sources in Iran's hospital system, the BBC said that 210 people had died with the virus, rather than the public figure of 34.

Over in Dubai, K9 sniffer dogs are being used to detect Covid-19 on travellers coming into Dubai Airport.

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