Covid19 toll in Iran rises to 2,517


World, Middle East

The total number of infections in Iran now stands at 35,408

Members of the Islamic Health Society, an arm of the Iran-backed militant Hezbollah group, spray disinfectants as a precaution against the coronavirus. AP Photo

Tehran: Iran announced Saturday that 139 more people had died from the novel coronavirus, raising the official death toll to 2,517 in one of the world's worst-affected countries.

Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour told a news conference that 3,076 more cases had been confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections to 35,408.