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Iran says virus deaths up by 129, bringing total to 1,685

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Iran says the new coronavirus has killed another 129 people, raising the death toll to 1,685 amid 21,638 confirmed cases.

That's according to Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour, who gave the figures at a televised conference Sunday.

His comments came after Iran's supreme leader earlier refused US assistance to fight the new coronavirus, citing an unfounded conspiracy theory that the virus could be man-made by America.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, March 22 2020. 15:38 IST