Workers in Iran carry the body of a coronavirus victim to the morgue to prepare it for burial. April 6, 2020. (Tasnim)

July 9, 2020

Iran’s total number of cases for the coronavirus has reached 250,458, the Health Ministry said on Thursday, adding that 221 people had died in the past 24 hours taking the toll to 12,305.

Iran has been facing a sharp rise in the number of daily infections and deaths in past weeks as lockdown measures have eased.

Iran reported a new single-day record death toll of 221 from the novel coronavirus on Thursday, amid a rise in cases in recent weeks.

“Unfortunately, in the past 24 hours, we have lost 221 of our compatriots to the COVID-19 disease. The death toll has now reached 12,305”, said health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari in a televised press conference.

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