TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran introduced Saturday that its dying toll from the coronavirus has handed the milestone of 30,000 killed.

The announcement by Well being Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari noticed Iran put its whole dying toll from the outbreak at 30,123 killed, with 253 new deaths being added to the official depend.

Iran has been fighting the coronavirus since saying its first circumstances in February. Iran has seen the worst outbreak within the Center East, with greater than 526,000 confirmed circumstances.

In latest weeks, Iran has seen each day dying tolls spike to their highest-ever ranges. The fallout from the outbreak has hit the nation as its financial system is already crippled by sweeping U.S. sanctions.