ANKARA

The death toll in Iran from the coronavirus has climbed to 145, the country’s Health Ministry announced on Saturday.

As many as 21 more people died of the COVID-19 disease as 1,076 new cases were reported across the country in the last 24 hours, spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour told a news conference in the capital Tehran.

The latest figure brought the total number of infections to 5,823, said Jahanpour.

Most of the new cases, he added, were in the provinces of Tehran, Qom, Gilan, Isfahan, Alborz, Markazi, and Qazvin.

Earlier on Saturday, Iranian lawmaker Fatemeh Rahbar died from the virus.

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