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Covid19 toll in Iran rises to 2,517

AFP
Published : Mar 28, 2020, 4:39 pm IST
Updated : Mar 28, 2020, 4:39 pm IST

The total number of infections in Iran now stands at 35,408

Members of the Islamic Health Society, an arm of the Iran-backed militant Hezbollah group, spray disinfectants as a precaution against the coronavirus. AP Photo
 Members of the Islamic Health Society, an arm of the Iran-backed militant Hezbollah group, spray disinfectants as a precaution against the coronavirus. AP Photo

Tehran: Iran announced Saturday that 139 more people had died from the novel coronavirus, raising the official death toll to 2,517 in one of the world's worst-affected countries.

Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour told a news conference that 3,076 more cases had been confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 35,408.

 

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