March 18, 2020 / 10:49 AM / in 22 days

Iran's death toll from coronavirus jumps to 1,135: state TV

FILE PHOTO: : People wear protective face masks, following the outbreak of coronavirus, as they sit in a metro in Tehran, Iran March 17, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Ali Khara via REUTERS

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s death toll from the coronavirus climbed to 1,135 with 147 new deaths in the past 24 hours, a health ministry official told state TV on Wednesday, adding that the total number of infected people across the country had reached 17,361.

“Unfortunately there were 1,192 cases of infected people in the past 24 hours ... please follow the guidelines and stay at home,” Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Alireza Raisi told TV.

Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Edmund Blair

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