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Iranian cleric, official tests positive for coronavirus


An Iranian cleric and member of the Assembly of Experts Ayatollah Bathaei tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to media reports.


The death toll from coronavirus infections in Iran rose on Saturday to 611, state TV said, citing a health ministry official who put the total number of those diagnosed with the disease at 12,729. 

Iran, one of the countries most affected by the pandemic outside China, reported on Friday a death toll of 514 and a total of 11,364 infections.