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Iran's virus death toll close to 1,000 after 135 more fatalities

Iran Health Ministry says it has seen 1,178 new infections as number of deaths rises to 988

Iran's virus death toll close to 1,000 after 135 more fatalities

Iran announced on Tuesday another 135 deaths from the novel coronavirus, bringing the overall toll to 988 in one of the world's worst-hit countries.

"Reports by more than 56 laboratories indicated that we have had 1,178 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in the past 24 hours," health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said in a televised news conference.

"This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 16,169 as of today noon," he added.

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