Iran coronavirus death toll now 66 with 1,501 confirmed cases: Reports

Iranian people wear protective masks to prevent contracting coronavirus, as they walk in the street in Tehran, Iran. (Reteurs)

Iran says there are 66 dead amid 1,501 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in the Islamic Republic.

That’s according to Iran Health Ministry spokesman Ali Reza Azizi, who gave the figure at a news conference Monday in Tehran.

Iran has the highest death toll from the virus outside of China, the epicenter of the outbreak.

Iranian officials are among those affected, with a member of Iran’s Expediency Council dying Monday.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:05 - GMT 07:05
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