Iran’s virus deaths exceed 33,000 with new records Oct 28, 2020 0 46 12345 Tehran Iran’s official novel coronavirus fatalities crossed the 33,000 mark on Tuesday, the health ministry said, as the country set new records in both daily deaths and infection cases. Health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said Iran had registered 346 new fatalities in the past 24 hours, raising the total to 33,299. The previous record of 337 deaths was reached last week, and was matched again on Monday.Lari said 6,968 people tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, almost 800 more than the previous record set two days before. The new infections bring officially reported Covid-19 cases in the Middle East’s worst-hit country to 581,824.Deaths and infections from the novel coronavirus have been on a rising trajectory in the Islamic republic, which has recorded several new highs since September. (AFP) Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Huge anti-France rally in B’desh as Macron backlash widens Oct 28, 2020 0 1246 Child malnutrition surges in Yemen: UN Oct 28, 2020 0 362 At least seven killed in blast at Pakistan religious school Oct 28, 2020 0 369 Almost 30 dead as Syria government forces clash with Islamic State Beirut: Clashes on Tuesday in the Syrian desert between Russia-backed regime forces and Islamic State group jihadists have killed almost 30 fighters, a Britain-based war monitor said. Battles have been ongoing in .. Five dead, dozens wounded in attack on Afghan police base Khost: An hours-long attack on an Afghan police special forces base involving car bombs and an intense firefight killed five policemen and wounded dozens of people, officials said Tuesday, as violence continued to ..