Iran says coronavirus death toll up by 476 over 24 hours at 43,418: TV

FILE PHOTO: An Iranian woman wears a mask and face shield, amid a rise in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, in Tehran, Iran October 24, 2020. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s death toll from the new coronavirus outbreak has risen to 43,418, with 476 deaths in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Thursday, adding the total number of infections had reached 815,117 in the worst-hit Middle Eastern country.

Urging the nation to adhere to the health protocols to control the spread of the disease, health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told state TV that 13,223 new cases had been identified in the last 24 hours in the country.

Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Alex Richardson