Iran records highest single-day spike in Covid cases

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Iran has registered a new daily Covid caseload record, the health ministry has announced, as strict limitations to curb its spread went into ef-fect in the capital Tehran, AFP reports.

In the past 24 hours, the country regis-tered a record 27,444 new infections to bring its total num-ber of positive cases to 3,576,148.

Covid-19 has killed more than 84,000 people out of over 3.2 million infections in Iran, according to official figures that authorities admit do not account for all cases.—AFP

 

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