WORLD Death toll over COVID-19 hits 77 in Iran: health ministry

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Death toll over COVID-19 hits 77 in Iran: health ministry

Xinhua

19:31, March 03, 2020

TEHRAN, March 3 (Xinhua) -- The outbreak of novel coronavirus in Iran has killed 77 people, a statement by Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education said on Tuesday.

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The statement said the virus has affected 2,336 people in Iran, with an increase of 835 new cases since Monday, as 77 people of the total infected have died.

Iran announced the first cases of COVID-19 in the central Qom city on Feb. 18.

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