Coronavirus death toll in Iran rises to 3,036: Health ministry official 

A firefighter wears a protective face mask as he disinfects a municipality building in Tehran. (File photo: Reuters)

Iran’s death toll from the novel coronavirus crossed the 3,000 mark, the health ministry said Wednesday as it reported 138 new fatalities within 24 hours.

Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said the death toll now stood at 3,036. He said 2,987 new cases brought the total to 47,593.

He said 15,473 of those hospitalized had recovered.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:06 - GMT 07:06