Coronavirus death toll rises to 15 in Iran: State media

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Iranian officials on Tuesday reported three more deaths from the novel coronavirus, taking the total number of fatalities to 15, state media reported.

Two of the dead were elderly women in the northern province of Alborz and the other was a patient in the central province of Markazi, state news agency IRNA said.

The Iranian city of Qom's representative said on Monday coronavirus has killed around 50 people in his city alone, according to the semi-official ILNA news agency.

Iran’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday that 95 people have been infected with the coronavirus in Iran.

Eleven countries across the Middle East have closed their air and land borders to Iran as the deadly coronavirus continues its spread throughout the Islamic Republic.

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