Iran's coronavirus death toll passes 12,000 - Health Ministry

There were 153 deaths from the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours

  
An Iranian employee wearing a protective face mask works at a production line manufacturing face masks in a factory, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Karaj, Iran, June 28, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

An Iranian employee wearing a protective face mask works at a production line manufacturing face masks in a factory, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Karaj, Iran, June 28, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Iran's death toll from the coronavirus passed 12,000 on Wednesday, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said in a statement on state TV.

There were 153 deaths from the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours, giving a total of 12,084. The total number of infections in the country has reached 248,379, with 209,463 people having recovered, she said.

(Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Alison Williams) ((babak.dehghanpisheh@thomsonreuters.com;))

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