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October 13, 2020 10:28 am

Iran’s Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 29,000 – State TV

avatar by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff

A police officer advises an Iranian man to wear a face mask after Iranian authorities made it mandatory for all to wear face masks in public, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Tehran, Iran, Oct. 10, 2020. Photo: Majid Asgaripour / WANA (West Asia News Agency) via Reuters / File.

Iran’s novel coronavirus death toll rose by 254 to reach 29,070, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday, as the number of confirmed cases spiked to 508,389 in the hardest-hit Middle Eastern country.

Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told state TV that 4,108 new cases were identified in the past 24 hours.

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