April 30, 2020 / 10:16 AM / a month ago

Iran death toll from coronavirus rises by 71 to 6,028: 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 outbreak of the new coronavirus increased by 71 in the past 24 to 6,028, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said in a statement on state TV on Thursday.

The total number of diagnosed cases of the new coronavirus in Iran, one of the Middle Eastern countries hardest hit by the outbreak, has reached 94,640, he said.

Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Alison Williams

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