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Iran says virus death toll jumps by 17 with 1,000-plus new infections

Iran says virus death toll jumps by 17 with 1,000-plus new infections

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s death toll from coronavirus infections jumped on Friday to 124, as 17 died and more than 1,000 new cases were diagnosed over 24 hours, the health ministry said. Continued high volumes of traffic between cities are contributing to spreading the disease, a ministry spokesman said in on state TV. Authorities might resort to coercive

Iran says coronavirus toll jumps by 17 with 1,000-plus new infections

Iran says coronavirus toll jumps by 17 with 1,000-plus new infections

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s death toll from coronavirus infections jumped on Friday to 124, as 17 died over the past 24 hours and more than 1,000 were additionally diagnosed with the disease, a health ministry spokesman said in Tehran. The number of infections rose to 4,747, he said. Iran had reported 3,513 infections on Thursday.