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Coronavirus deaths rise to 145 in Iran, infections up by more than 1,000 - ministry

DUBAI, March 7 (Reuters) - The number of deaths caused by coronavirus infections in Iran rose by 21 over the past 24 hours to reach 145 on Saturday, a health ministry official said.

The number of people testing positive for the virus increased by more than 1,000 over the past 24 hours, reaching 5,823 on Saturday, he said in a televised briefing. (Reporting by Dubai Newsroom; Editing by Andrew Heavens)