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Covid19 death toll in Iran climbs to 1,685 with 129 new deaths

AFP
Published : Mar 22, 2020, 5:49 pm IST
Updated : Mar 22, 2020, 5:49 pm IST

The health ministry confirmed that 1,028 new cases had been recorded in the past 24 hours

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Tehran: Iran on Sunday announced 129 new deaths caused by the novel coronavirus, raising to 1,685 the official death toll in one of the worst-hit countries along with Italy and China.

Health ministry spokesman Kianouche Jahanpour said more than 1,028 new cases had been recorded in the past 24 hours and a total of 21,638 people had now tested positive for the virus.

 

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