Iran’s coronavirus death toll passes 19,000 as new cases spike

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran recorded 174 deaths from coronavirus and 2,625 new cases on Thursday to take its death toll to more than 19,000 and total cases to 336,324, the Health Ministry said.

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“In the past 24 hours 2,625 new cases have been recorded,” ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told state TV.

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Iran is one of the worst-hit countries from the outbreak in the Middle East.

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