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Coronavirus: Iran blames surge in cases on increased testing

Iran’s health ministry said Sunday a surge in new reported coronavirus infections was due to increased testing rather than a worsening outbreak.After hitting a near two-month low in early May and a lifting of tough movement restrictions, cases of the COVID-19 illness have been rising in Islamic republic, which is battling the Middle East’s deadliest outbreak of the disease.“The main reason for rising numbers is that we started identifying (infected people) with no or light symptoms,” said Mohammad-Mehdi Gouya, the health ministry’s head epidemiologist.He added that the gradual easing of lockdown measures had also contributed to higher infections “which has …read more

Source:: Al Arabiya


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