Iran exceeds 30,000 deaths from COVID-19 | The World | DW

Iran exceeded 30,000 deaths from coronavirus, the Minister of Health announced this Saturday (10.17.2020), eight months after COVID-19 made its irruption in the country.

“Unfortunately we lost 253 of our dear compatriots due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours,” said Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari.

Thus, the total death toll stands at 30,123 and the country continues to be the most affected in the Middle East.

According to Lari, the Islamic Republic has counted 4,103 new cases in one day and already has more than 526,000 confirmed infections.

Authorities banned non-residents from the country’s five largest cities, the capital Tehran among them, to prevent displacements over the weekend.

rrr (afp / ap / reuters)

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