Iran death toll from new coronavirus outbreak rises by 90 to 5,481: health ministry official

FILE PHOTO: A man wears a face mask and a protective face shield as he checks a woman’s temperature, to let her go inside the mall, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), after shopping malls and bazaars reopened in Tehran, Iran, April 20, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Ali Khara via REUTERS

(Reuters) – Iran’s death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak increaed by 90 in the past twenty four hours to 5,481, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said in a statement on state TV on Thursday.

The total number of diagnosed cases of new coronavirus in Iran has reached 87,026, he said.

Reporting By Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Toby Chopra

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