WORLD Coronavirus claims 194 lives in Iran: ministry

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Coronavirus claims 194 lives in Iran: ministry

Xinhua

20:24, March 08, 2020

A woman in Teheran, Iran, has her temperature checked and her hands disinfected as she enters the Palladium Shopping Center on Tuesday. (Photo: Agencies)

TEHRAN - The novel coronavirus has claimed 194 lives in Iran, the Ministry of Health and Medical Education announced Sunday.

Kianush Jahanpur, head of Public Relations and Information Center of the ministry, said the total number of the confirmed cases now stands at 6,566, of whom 2,134 have recovered.

Tehran records 1,805 cases of infection, the highest number among the country's provinces, followed by Qom with 685 cases and Mazandaran with 620 cases.

Iran announced the first cases of the virus infection in the central city of Qom on Feb 19.

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