Iran’s coronavirus death toll exceeds 29,000 – State TV

FILE PHOTO: Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Tehran

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s novel coronavirus death toll rose by 254 to 29,070, the health ministry said on Tuesday, as the number of confirmed cases spiked to 508,389 in the hardest-hit Middle Eastern country.

Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told state TV that 4,108 new cases were identified in the past 24 hours.

(Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Jon Boyle)

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