Iran records highest yet number of daily virus infections

Iran announces 3,574 new coronavirus infections Thursday, its highest daily count since the outbreak began in February.

It is the fourth straight day that the daily caseload had topped 3,000. The previous high was 3,186, recorded on March 30, at the height of the initial outbreak.

Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour says that 59 people had died of COVID-19 over the previous 24 hours.