Coronavirus: Iran reports record daily increase with 13,421 new COVID-19 cases

Iranians wearing face masks walk on a street after Iranian authorities made it mandatory for all to wear face masks in public. (Reuters)

Iran registered 13,421 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, a new daily record, the health ministry said on Wednesday, bringing the country's overall tally to 801,894.

Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told state TV that the death toll had risen by 480 to 42,941 in the Middle East's worst-affected country.

Last Update: Wednesday, 18 November 2020 KSA 13:58 - GMT 10:58