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Iran announces 135 more coronavirus deaths, official toll now 988
Iran announced on Tuesday another 135 deaths from the novel coronavirus, bringing the overall toll to 988 in one of the world’s worst-hit countries.
“Reports by more than 56 laboratories indicated that we have had 1,178 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in the past 24 hours,” health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said in a televised news conference.
“This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 16,169 as of today noon,” he added.