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Iran's confirmed coronavirus cases exceed 400,000 - health ministry

FILE PHOTO: A girl walks at a bazaar as she covers her face with a scarf, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tehran, Iran, July 8, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency) Abdollah Heidari via REUTERS

DUBAI (Reuters) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Iran rose by 2,089 to 402,029, a health ministry spokeswoman told state TV on Sunday, as the country reported 128 new deaths in the past 24 hours.

Sima Sadat Lari said the official death toll stood at 23,157 in Iran, one of the worst-hit countries in the Middle East.

Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Susan Fenton

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