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Covid19 death toll in Iran rises to 2,000

Published : Mar 25, 2020, 4:55 pm IST
Updated : Mar 25, 2020, 4:55 pm IST

The total positive cases in Iran now stands at 27,017

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Tehran: Iran on Wednesday 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.

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