Coronavirus: Iran reports record daily increase of 5,039 new COVID-19 cases

A woman, mask-clad as a COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic precaution in Iran's capital Tehran. (File photo: AFP)

Iran’s health ministry on Tuesday reported 5,039 new coronavirus infections in the previous 24 hours, the highest ever daily tally, pushing the national total to 539,670.

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Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told state TV that 322 people had died from the disease in the previous 24 hours, bringing the official death toll to 31,034 in Iran, one of the worst-hit countries in the Middle East.

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Last Update: Tuesday, 20 October 2020 KSA 14:22 - GMT 11:22
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