World Middle East 13 Mar 2020 Iran reports 85 new ...

Iran reports 85 new virus deaths, toll rises to 514

AFP
Published Mar 13, 2020, 5:16 pm IST
Updated Mar 13, 2020, 5:16 pm IST
The death toll globally has crossed 5,000
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Tehran: Iran announced Friday that the new coronavirus has claimed another 85 lives, the highest single-day death toll in one of the world's worst affected countries.

"Sadly, 85 people infected with the COVID-19 disease have died in the past 24 hours", bringing to 514 the overall number of deaths in Iran, health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said in a televised news conference.

 

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