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Covid19: Death toll in Iran spikes to 988 as country reports 135 new deaths

by AFP

The total number of confirmed cases in the country rose to 16,169

 An Iranian voter wears a mask and shows his ID during parliamentary elections at the Shah Abdul Azim shrine on the southern outskirts of Tehran. AFP Photo

Tehran: Iran announced on Tuesday another 135 deaths from the novel coronavirus, bringing the overall toll to 988 in one of the world’s worst-hit countries.

“Reports by more than 56 laboratories indicated that we have had 1,178 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in the past 24 hours,” health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said in a televised news conference.

“This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 16,169 as of today noon,” he added.

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