Iran coronavirus toll rises to 2,077 after 143 new deaths

Members of firefighters wear protective face masks, amid fear of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as they disinfect a municipality building, ahead of the Iranian New Year Nowruz, March 20, in Tehran, Iran March 18, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Ali Khara via REUTERS

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SULAIMANI — An Iranian health ministry official said on Wednesday (March 25) that 2,077 people had died so far from the new coronavirus in Iran, with 143 deaths recorded in the past 24 hours.

The total number of people infected with the coronavirus has climbed to 27,017, Alireza Vahabzadeh tweeted.

(NRT Digital Media/Reuters)