DUBAI (Reuters) – According to a spokesman for the Ministry of Health, the death toll from Iran rose to 4,232 on Friday due to the new coronavirus outbreak, killing 122 people in the last 24 hours.
The total number of people diagnosed with the disease increased by 1,972 in the past 24 hours to a total of 68,192, spokesman Kianoush Jahanpur said on state television, adding that 3,969 people were in critical condition.
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Iran is the country most affected by the pandemic in the Middle East. A total of 35,465 recoveries from COVID-19 respiratory disease have been recorded, he said.
(Reporting from Dubai Newsroom; Letter from Maher Chmaytelli; Editing from Mark Heinrich)