Iran coronavirus death toll tops 2,000, says ministry

Iranian workers set up a makeshift hospital inside the Iran Mall, northwest of Tehran, on March 21, 2020 amid the coronavirus outbreak. — AFP pic
Iranian workers set up a makeshift hospital inside the Iran Mall, northwest of Tehran, on March 21, 2020 amid the coronavirus outbreak. — AFP pic

TEHRAN, March 25 — Iran today announced 143 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, raising the official death toll to 2,077 in one of the world’s worst-hit countries.

Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said “our colleagues have registered 2,206 new cases of COVID-19 infection” in the past 24 hours, bringing total infections to 27,017. — AFP

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