Iran reports record single day death toll from coronavirus

Iranians wearing face masks go shopping around Tehran's grand bazaar in Tehran, Iran. EPA-EFE/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

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Iran on Tuesday reported a new single-day record death toll of 229 from coronavirus, after weeks of rising numbers in the Middle East’s worst-hit country.

“Sadly, we lost 229 of our compatriots to the COVID-19 infection in the past 24 hours,” health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said.

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