Iran daily virus cases top 6,000 in new record
Health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said Iran had registered 6,134 new infections in the past 24 hours, raising the total to 556,891.
The new fatalities bring officially reported Covid-19 deaths in the Middle East's worst-hit country to 31,985.
Deaths and infections from the novel coronavirus have been on a rising trajectory in the Islamic republic, which has recorded several new highs since September.
According to Lari, 27 of Iran's 31 provinces are currently "red" -- the highest risk level on the country's colour-coded scale.