Coronavirus: Iran reports record of 8,932 new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours

A file photo shows Iranians, wearing protective face masks, walk under a billboard thanking first responders in the capital Tehran on July 22, 2020. (Atta Kenare/AFP)

Iran reported on Tuesday a record daily total of 8,932 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the overall figure to 637,712 for detected infections in the Middle East’s worst-hit country, the Health Ministry said.

Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told state television that 422 patients had died in the past 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 36,160.

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The government has shut schools, mosques, shops and restaurants in most of the country since early October and on Monday imposed a four-day ban on travel in and out of 25 cities, including Tehran, state TV reported.

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