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Iran reports record of 8,932 new COVID cases in past 24 hours

FILE PHOTO: Iranian people wear masks, amid a rise in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections, West Tehran, Iran October 23, 2020. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran reported on Tuesday a record daily total of 8,932 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the overall figure to 637,712 for detected infections in the Middle East’s worst-hit country, the Health Ministry said.

Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari told state television that 422 patients had died in the past 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 36,160.

Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Editing by Edmund Blair

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