Iran’s death toll from coronavirus above 30,000, says health ministry

4,103 new cases had been identified in Iran in the past 24 hours. — Reuters pic
4,103 new cases had been identified in Iran in the past 24 hours. — Reuters pic

TEHRAN, Oct 17 — Iran’s new coronavirus death toll has risen by 253 to 30,123, the health ministry said today, as the number of confirmed cases spiked to 526,490 in the hardest-hit Middle Eastern country.

Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told state TV that 4,103 new cases had been identified in the past 24 hours. — Reuters

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