Coronavirus: Iran sets new record for COVID-19 deaths with 162 in a single day

Iranians, some wearing face masks, walk along a street in the capital Tehran on June 3, 2020, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic crisis. (File photo: AFP)

Iran reported 162 coronavirus-related deaths on Monday.

The country's previous single-day record high was 158 deaths recorded in April. The country has been particularly hard-hit by the virus and quickly emerged as the epicenter for the virus in the Middle East.

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“This increase in numbers is in fact a reflection of our overall performance, both in terms of reopening and in compliance with health protocols,” health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said at a news conference.

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