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Iran’s Virus Death Toll Surpasses 23,000

Iran’s Virus Death Toll Surpasses 23,000

Saturday, 12 September, 2020 - 10:30
An Iranian woman wears a protective face mask, following the coronavirus outbreak, as she walks in Tehran, Iran March 5, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

Iran’s coronavirus death toll rose by 116 to 23,029, a health ministry spokeswoman told state TV on Saturday.

The total number of identified cases spiked by 2,139 in the last 24 hours to 399,940 in one of the Middle East's worst-hit countries, Sima Sadat Lari was quoted as saying.

It is now six months since the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic.

COVID-19 cases in the wider Middle East have topped two million, the WHO said on Thursday

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