Iran's New Coronavirus Death Toll Passes 4,000, Health Official Says

'We had 1,997 new infected cases in the past 24 hours .... there are 3,956 infected people in critical conditions'

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Firefighters wear protective face masks as they disinfect the streets ahead of the Iranian New Year Nowruz, Tehran, Iran, March 18, 2020.
Firefighters wear protective face masks as they disinfect the streets ahead of the Iranian New Year Nowruz, Tehran, Iran, March 18, 2020. Credit: WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Ali Khara via REUTERS
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Iran's new coronavirus death toll has climbed to 4,003 with 121 more deaths in the past 24 hours, a Health Ministry spokesman told state TV on Wednesday, adding that the total number of infections in the country has risen to 67,286.

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"We had 1,997 new infected cases in the past 24 hours .... there are 3,956 infected people in critical conditions," spokesman Kianush Jahanpur added.

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