Iran reports 54 new coronavirus deaths, highest one-day toll
Iran reports 54 new coronavirus deaths, highest one-day toll

Iran says the new coronavirus has killed 54 more people, raising the death toll to 291 amid 8,042 cases in the Islamic Republic.

Kianoush Jahanpour, Health Ministry Spokesman reported during a televised news conference on Tuesday, according to Gulf News. 

It represented an 18 per cent increase in deaths from the day before and 12 per cent more confirmed cases.

Iran is the hardest-hit country in the Mideast by the new coronavirus, which sickens but largely doesn’t kill those afflicted. Across the region, there are over 8,600 confirmed cases of the virus.

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