For the first time, more than 700 coronavirus deaths have been registered in Iran within one day.
More than 700 people have died in Iran after ingesting toxic methanol, erroneously thinking it can cure the new coronavirus.
According to the Ministry of Health on Tuesday, 709 deaths and more than 40,000 new infections were registered in the past 24 hours. This brought the total number of corona virus-related deaths in Iran to more than 103,000.
According to the Ministry of Health, the cause of the drastic increase is the significantly more contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus.
In a similar development, more than 700 people have died in Iran after ingesting toxic methanol, erroneously thinking it can cure the new coronavirus.
The national coroner’s authority said that alcohol poisoning killed 728 Iranians between February 20 and April 7.
Last year there were only 66 deaths from alcohol poisoning, according to the report.
Alcohol poisoning has seen a 10-fold increase in Iran in the past year, according to a government report released earlier in April, amid the coronavirus pandemic.