Iran’s first case of COVID-19 was reported on 19 February 2020. Following an outbreak in the city of Qom, the government implemented a range of measures to limit the spread of the virus, and on 25 March President Rouhani announced a partial lockdown, closing businesses and government offices for two weeks and banning travel between different cities. In response to economic concerns, the government has begun a step-by-step reopening of businesses that it considers low or average risk. By the end of April, there were nearly 95,000 confirmed cases and over 6,000 deaths.

Key statistics

  • Confirmed cases


  • Cases per 100,000 people


  • Deaths


  • Recovered cases


  • Days since first case


  • Days since 100 cases


  • Days since highest daily increase


These statistics were last updated for 15 May 2020 and are drawn from the Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Cases dataset, published by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at John Hopkins University, via API by Laeyoung.

Government of Iran COVID-19 policies

Last updated 3 May 2020

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