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Iran reports highest one-day COVID-19 death toll since outbreak

Iran has announced its highest single-day death toll since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak there in February.

Iran has recorded its highest single-day jump in coronavirus deaths to date, with 200 people dying.

The health minister has blamed the rise on Iranians not following restrictions. Iran has reported a total of almost 12,000 COVID-19 deaths, with more than 245,000 cases.

Just last week, Iran started to reimpose some restrictions after a surge in new cases.

Al Jazeera’s Assed Baig reports from Tehran, Iran.