Iran reports 133 new coronavirus deaths, total: 20,776

Iran’s coronavirus death toll reached 20,776 on Monday, as it claimed 133 lives in the past 24 hours, a health ministry official said.

The total number of infections reached 361,150, the semi-official ISNA news agency reported health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari as saying.

Iranian health officials have recently been warning of a third coronavirus wave in Iran in the fall.

Deputy health minister Iraj Harirchi said on Monday Iran will witness an increase in coronavirus cases as the risk of contracting the virus will be higher in the fall.

Last Update: Monday, 24 August 2020 KSA 13:57 - GMT 10:57