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Iran's death toll from coronavirus climbs to 2,234 - ministry

DUBAI, March 26 (Reuters) - Iran reported 157 new coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, Iranian Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur told state TV on Thursday, taking the death toll to 2,234 in the Islamic Republic with 29,406 infected people.

"The number of new infected cases was 2,389 in the past 24 hours," Jahanpur said, calling on Iranians to stay at home. (Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Alison Williams)