Former Iran Coach Mohajerani Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Former Iran Coach Mohajerani Tests Positive for Coronavirus

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Former Iran national football team coach Heshmat Mohajerani tested positive for the coronavirus.

Mohajerani led Team Melli to 1978 FIFA World Cup for first time. He also inspired the Iranian football team to title two years earlier in the 1976 AFC Asian Cup.

Iranian Health Ministry Spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Thursday that at least 1,144,549 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across the country.

She also put the death toll from the coronavirus at 57,150, saying the disease has taken the lives of 93 patients over the past 24 hours.

The number of people tested positive for COVID-19 infection in Iran has exceeded 1,354,520 following the detection of 4,148 new cases since Wednesday noon, the spokeswoman added.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 97 million and the death toll has exceeded 2.08 million.

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