Iran has reported 74 additional coronavirus-related deaths and 1,223 new cases over the past 24 hours – a slight jump from Sunday’s numbers.

Iran’s Health Ministry spokesperson Kianoush Jahanpour said the country’s total number of cases is 98,647. Of those, 6,203 people have died. Another 2,676 patients remain in intensive care in a critical condition.

“So far, 508,288 PCR tests have been carried in more than 130 labs across the country,” Jahanpour added.
What this is about: Polymerase chain reaction tests, known as PCR, are the most common and most accurate tests for determining whether someone is currently infected with the novel coronavirus.

Mosques in Iran reopened today in 132 cities part of the plan to ease restrictions. Friday prayers, which the government banned in early March in provinces across the country, will also resume in low-risk areas.