World Middle East 08 Mar 2020 With 49 new deaths, ...

With 49 new deaths, toll in Covid19 climbs to 194 in Iran

AFP
Published Mar 8, 2020, 4:51 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
A firefighter disinfects the shrine of Saint Saleh to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in northern Tehran, Iran. AFP Photo
 A firefighter disinfects the shrine of Saint Saleh to help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus in northern Tehran, Iran. AFP 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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