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August 13, 2020 7:54 am

Iran’s Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 19,000 as New Cases Spike: TV

avatar by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff

A woman wears a protective face mask as she walks next to an electronic currency board, amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tehran, Iran July 2, 2020. Photo: Mohamadreza Nadimi / WANA (West Asia News Agency) via Reuters.

Iran recorded 174 deaths from coronavirus and 2,625 new cases on Thursday to take its death toll to more than 19,000 and total cases to 336,324, the Health Ministry said.

“In the past 24 hours 2,625 new cases have been recorded,” ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told state TV.

Iran is one of the worst-hit countries from the outbreak in the Middle East.

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