Iran reports record one-day coronavirus toll of 235 dead

It represents the highest count announced in the Middle East's hardest-hit country

An Iranian man and his son wearing a protective face mask walks in a street, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Tehran, Iran, June 28, 2020. Wana
An Iranian man and his son wearing a protective face mask walks in a street, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Tehran, Iran, June 28, 2020. Wana

Iran reported 235 new deaths from 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.

More to follow.

Updated: July 28, 2020 03:26 PM

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