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Iran's coronavirus death toll passes 19,000 as new cases spike: TV

Iranians wearing protective face masks ride the metro, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tehran, Iran, June 28, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS
2020-08-13

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SULAIMANI — Iran recorded 174 deaths from coronavirus and 2,625 new cases on Thursday (August 13) to take its death toll to more than 19,000 and total cases to 336,324, the Health Ministry said.

“In the past 24 hours 2,625 new cases have been recorded,” ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told state TV.

Iran is one of the worst-hit countries from the outbreak in the Middle East.

(NRT Digital Media/ Reuters)

Iranians wearing protective face masks ride the metro, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tehran, Iran, June 28, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS