Believing it will cure them, more than 600 people have died after drinking the alcohol. Around 3,000 are now hospitalized according to Gholam Hossein Esmaili, an Iranian judicial spokesman. As reported by Mail Online:

“The numbers are very high and are beyond our expectations. Alcohol consumption is not a cure but can be lethal. They must be held accountable for their criminal acts, for causing death and damage to citizens.”
The country’s parliament, which had been shut since February 25, convened Tuesday for the first time since the outbreak, as Iran reported a drop in infections for 7th straight day. At least 31 members are known to have contracted the virus.