Iran records 251 more coronavirus fatalities in single-day high

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran announces its highest single-day death toll from the coronavirus with 251 confirmed dead.

Health Ministry spokesperson Sima Sadat Lari says this pushes the total confirmed death toll to 28,544, making it the hardest-hit country in the region.

A further 3,822 new cases are confirmed over the past 24-hour period, raising total nationwide recorded cases to 500,075. Nearly 4,509 patients are in critical condition.

— AP

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