Iran coronavirus death toll rises by 94 to 5,391 - health ministry


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  • Wednesday, 22 Apr 2020

FILE PHOTO: A man wears a face mask and a protective face shield as he checks a woman's temperature, to let her go inside the mall, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), after shopping malls and bazaars reopened in Tehran, Iran, April 20, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Ali Khara via REUTERS

(Reuters) - The death toll from the outbreak of the new coronavirus in Iran rose by 94 in the past 24 hours to 5,391, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said in a statement on state TV on Wednesday.

The Islamic Republic has 85,996 diagnosed cases, Jahanpur said.

(Reporting By Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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