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Iran's death toll from coronavirus above 30,000 - health ministry

17 Oct 2020 / 18:41 H.

    Oct 17 (Reuters) - Iran's new coronavirus death toll has risen by 253 to 30,123, the health ministry said on Saturday, 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. (dubai.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com; Editing by David Clarke)

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