May 3, 2020 / 10:17 AM / 25 days ago

Iran coronavirus death toll rises by 47 to 6,203 - health ministry

A woman wearing a protective face mask walks following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at Ferdowsi souq in Tehran, Iran, April 30, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Ali Khara via REUTERS

(Reuters) - The death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak in Iran rose by 47 over the past 24 hours to 6,203, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on state TV on Sunday.

Iran, one of the Middle Eastern countries hardest hit by the outbreak, has a total of 97,424 cases of the coronavirus, he said.

Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by David Goodman

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