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Iran's coronavirus death toll climbs above 24,000 - health official

Nurses take a swab sample from Parham, a 7-year-old, to test for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a hospital in Tehran, Iran, July 8, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency) Abdollah Heidari via REUTERS
2020-09-19

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SULAIMANI — Iran’s coronavirus death toll has risen by 166 to 24,118, a health ministry spokeswoman told state TV on Saturday (September 19).

The total number of identified cases spiked by 2,845 in the last 24 hours to 419,043 in Iran, one of the Middle East’s worst-hit countries, spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari was quoted as saying.

(NRT Digital Media/ Reuters)