COVID-19 death toll in Iran rises in last 24hrs

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Iranian women wear protective masks to prevent contracting the coronavirus at the Grand Bazaar in Tehran on February 20, 2020 West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via Reuters

The coronavirus death toll in Iran rose by 63 in the past 24 hours to 6,340, health ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said.

The total number of diagnosed Covid-19 cases in Iran, one of the countries hardest hit by the outbreak in the Middle East, has reached 99,970, he said.