Iran records over 500 daily COVID deaths in new high

Iran reports over 500 daily COVID-19 deaths for the first time, according to its health ministry, as new infections also hit a record high.

In the past 24 hours, Iran has registered a record of 39,619 positive cases and 542 deaths, bringing the total number of infections since the start of the pandemic to 4,158,729 and fatalities to 94,015, the ministry says.

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