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Iran reports record one-day virus toll of 235 dead

AFP , Tuesday 28 Jul 2020
Iranian women walk past street bins, painted with a drawing of a mask and a sad face in a campaign t
Iranian women walk past street bins, painted with a drawing of a mask and a sad face in a campaign to spread awareness over the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, in a southern neighbourhood in the capital Tehran on July 18, 2020. AFP
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Iran reported 235 new deaths from the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, a record toll for a single day in the Middle East's hardest-hit country.

"We have lost 235 of our compatriots due to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours," taking the overall toll to 16,147, said health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari.

 

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