Iran announces its virus death toll passes 30,000

Posted at 10:15 AM, Oct 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-17 13:15:59-04

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has announced that its death toll from the coronavirus has passed the milestone of 30,000. An Iranian health ministry spokeswoman announced that the total death toll from the outbreak had reach at least 30,123, with over 526,000 confirmed cases.

Iran has been struggling with the Mideast region's worst outbreak of the coronavirus. Also on Saturday, the United Arab Emirates has announced its highest single-day total of new coronavirus cases amid a spike in the Gulf nation that is home to Abu Dhabi and Dubai.