Iran’s Death toll rises to 3,452 while Indonesia’s coronavirus infections top 2,000

A volunteer from Basij forces wearing protective suit and face mask sprays disinfectant on the streets, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) fears, in Tehran, Iran.

Iran’s death toll from the coronavirus outbreak climbed to 3,452 on Saturday, with 158 more fatalities recorded over the past 24 hours, Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpur said.

The total number of cases diagnosed with the disease reached 55,743, of whom 4,103 are in critical condition, he said on state TV. Iran is the country worst affected by the pandemic in the Middle East.

Indonesia reported 106 new confirmed coronavirus infections on Saturday, taking the total number of cases in the southeast Asian country to 2,092.

Health Ministry official Achmad Yurianto also said there were 10 new deaths, taking the death toll to 191.

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