The News Scroll 22 July 2020  Last Updated at 3:22 pm | Source: PTI

Iran says 138 medical professionals among dead

Iran says 138 medical professionals among dead
Tehran, Jul 22 (AP) Iran says 138 health care professionals have died so far while battling the coronavirus pandemic.

The semiofficial ISNA news agency on Wednesday quoted Hossein Kermanpour, spokesman for the regulatory body for Iranian health care professionals, as saying that the death toll includes 90 doctors and 28 nurses.

Iran announced earlier his week that 12,000 health care workers have been infected across the country. Tuesday marked the country''s single-day highest death toll of 229.

Iran is grappling with the deadliest outbreak in the Middle East. It has so far reported more than 278,000 confirmed cases and 14,634 deaths. (AP) MRJ

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