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Iran death toll from new coronavirus outbreak rises by 96 to 5,806: health ministry official

(Reuters) — The death toll from the outbreak of new coronavirus in Iran rose by 96 in the past twenty four hours to 5,806, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said in a statement on state TV on Monday.

The total number of diagnosed cases of new coronavirus in Iran, one of the countries hardest hit by the outbreak in the Middle East, has reached 91,472, he said.


Reporting By Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Toby Chopra

Image: In this Tuesday, April 21, 2020 photo, grocery deliveryman Saeed Vatanparast, wearing a protective face mask to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, speaks on his cellphone outside a store in Tehran, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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