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Coronavirus Death Toll in Iran Rises to 1,934

Representative Image.  (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Representative Image. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said a record 1,762 new cases have been confirmed in Iran over the past 24 hours and 24,811 people are now known to have been infected.

Iran on Tuesday announced 122 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, raising the official toll to 1,934 in one of the world's worst hit countries.

Health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said a record 1,762 new cases have been confirmed in Iran over the past 24 hours and 24,811 people are now known to have been infected.

first published:March 24, 2020, 16:01 IST