Iran announces 63 new #coronavirus deaths, taking total to 354 and 958 new cases confirmed

Authorities in Iran on Wednesday reported fresh 63 new deaths from the COVID-19 covering a period of the past 24 hours, the highest single-day toll since it announced the first deaths from the outbreak.

Tehran health ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said in a televised news conference that 958 new cases have been confirmed within the same period of time.

"Based on new lab results, we have identified 958 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in the country, bringing the total number of cases to 9,000."

"Unfortunately in the past 24 hours, we have had reports of 63 deaths and overall 354 have lost their lives" to the virus, Jahanpour added.

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