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October 5, 2020 9:24 am

Iran Reports Record High 3,902 New Coronavirus Cases, as 235 Die in 24 Hours

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A student wearing a protective face mask to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has his temperature taken by a school staff member, at Al-Mahdi School, in Tehran, Iran, Sept. 5, 2020. Photo: Majid Asgaripour / WANA (West Asia News Agency) via Reuters.

Iran has registered a record high 3,902 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, with the total number of identified cases in the worst-hit country in the Middle East rising to 475,674, state TV reported on Monday.

Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told the television station that 235 patients had died in the past 24 hours, equaling a daily death toll high set on July 28.

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