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Fifty more people have died from Covid-19 in Iran, the country’s health ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, while 1,958 more people tested positive for the Sars-Cov-2 virus, in what has been the worst outbreak so far in the Middle East.

In his daily televised address, reported by the Islamic Republic News Agency, Kianoush Jahanpour said the total number of infections detected in Iran has now reached 112,725, of whom 89,428 have recovered. The total death toll in the country is now 6,783.

The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus has passed 5,000 in Afghanistan as the health ministry warned that easing lockdowns will bring a “catastrophe”, writes Akhtar Mohammad Makoii in Herat.

Out of 619 suspected patients tested over the last 24 hours, 259 came back positive, pushing the total number of infections to 5,226. The death toll now stands at 132, after five more patients died overnight,. There has so far been 648 recoveries.

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