129 more virus deaths recorded in Iran, raising toll to 1,685

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran announces 129 new deaths caused by the novel coronavirus, raising to 1,685 the official death toll in one of the worst-hit countries along with Italy and China.

Health ministry spokesman Kianouche Jahanpour says more than 1,028 new cases have been recorded in the past 24 hours and a total of 21,638 people have now tested positive for the virus.


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