I encountered this phrase in an article from Le Monde about an earthquake in Iraq.
Un premier bilan diffusé par la télévision d’Etat iranienne a fait état de six morts dans la ville-frontière de Qasr-e Shirin.
A first report released by Iranian state television _______ six deaths in the border town of Qasr-e Shirin.
I know that "a fait" is the 3rd sg. passé composée of faire. Thus literally it means "has done" or "has made". But I don't recognize the next word, état, which is normally a noun meaning "state".
How do these three words work together to signify the intended meaning, "reported" or "announced"?