Coronavirus: Iran detects record of 6,134 new daily COVID-19 cases  

Iranians walk under a billboard thanking first responders in the capital Tehran. (File photo: AFP)

Iran’s health ministry on Friday reported a record 6,134 new coronavirus cases for the previous 24 hours, bringing the national tally to 556,891 in the Middle East’s hardest-hit country.

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Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told state TV that 335 people had died from the disease in the past 24 hours, bringing total fatalities to 31,985.

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Last Update: Friday, 23 October 2020 KSA 14:23 - GMT 11:23