Iran’s coronavirus death toll climbs above 24,000 – health official

Demonstrators in Iran continued to defy security forces, turning out even in pro-government strongholds to chant against the supreme leader and the country?s ruling clerics.

(Reuters) – Iran’s coronavirus death toll has risen by 166 to 24,118, a health ministry spokeswoman told state TV on Saturday.

The total number of identified cases spiked by 2,845 in the last 24 hours to 419,043 in Iran, one of the Middle East’s worst-hit countries, spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari was quoted as saying.