Coronavirus: Iran death toll rises to 3,603, total cases now 58,226

Nurses wearing protective suits, prepare a patient with coronavirus to be transferred to Masih Daneshvari Hospital, in Tehran. (File photo: Reuters)

The death toll in Iran from the outbreak of the new coronavirus has reached 3,603, health ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said in a statement broadcast live on state TV on Sunday.

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One hundred and fifty one people have died in the past twenty four hours, he said.

The Islamic Republic, the Middle Eastern country worst-hit by the epidemic, now has a total of 58,226 infections, Jahanpur said.

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