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Covid19: 49 new deaths reported in iran, toll rises to 194

AFP
Published : Mar 8, 2020, 5:10 pm IST
Updated : Mar 8, 2020, 5:10 pm IST

The virus has spread to all of Iran's 31 provinces with 6,566 confirmed cases

Revolutionary Guard members take part in disinfecting the city to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Tehran, Iran.AP Photo
 Revolutionary Guard members take part in disinfecting the city to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in Tehran, Iran.AP Photo

Tehran: Iran's health ministry on Sunday reported 49 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, the highest toll within 24 hours since the start of the outbreak in the Islamic republic.

The new count brings the number of those killed by the virus in the country since mid-February to 194, one of the highest tolls outside of China, where the disease originated. The virus has spread to all of Iran's 31 provinces with 6,566 confirmed cases.

 

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