ISTANBUL

The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in Iran rose to 291, local media reported on Tuesday.

Authorities said 54 people died in the last 24 hours, while 881 new cases were found, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 8,042, the semi-official ISNA news agency quoted the Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour as saying.

Besides, a total of 2,731 people have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the virus.

Turkey, where no cases of coronavirus have been confirmed — closed its land borders and suspended air travel to Iran last month.

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