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The Office of National Statistics (ONS) in the UK has published the first of its new weekly bulletin which will include all instances where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate and will include non-hospital deaths.
A total of 210 deaths in England and Wales that occurred up to and including 20 March (and which were registered up to 25 March) had Covid-19 mentioned on the death certificate, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Iran has reported 141 new death and 3,111 new cases of coronavirus, writes my colleague Akhtar Mohammad Makoii.
The health ministry of Iran has announced 141 new Coronavirus death in last 24 taking the total number of Coronavirus deaths to 2,898
3,111 new cases reported positive in the same period pushing the total number of infections to 44,606
14,656 patients have recovered so far. The health ministry spokesman said 3,703 patients are in critical condition.
Some good context from the last few days from journalist Abas Aslani, Senior research fellow at the Center for Middle East Strategic Studies:
#Iran’s Health Ministry spokesman: Total #CoronaVirus cases in Iran are now 44,606, number of deaths 2898. New infections as of yesterday is 3111 and 141 deaths in past 24 hrs. Number of those recovered from #COVID19 is 14,656, and 3703 are in serious & critical condition.
Total cases: 44,606
M. 30= 3186
M. 29= 2901
M. 28= 3076
M. 27= 2926
M. 26= 2389
M. 25= 2206
M. 24= 1762
M. 23= 1411
Total deaths: 2898