Iran coronavirus death toll rises to 92, with 586 new cases: Health ministry

An Iranian man wears a protective mask to prevent contracting coronavirus, as he walks on a street in Tehran, Iran. (Reuters)

Iran says the new coronavirus has killed 92 people amid 2,922 confirmed cases across the Islamic Republic.

Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour announced the new figures at a news conference Wednesday in Tehran.

There are now over 3,140 cases of the new virus across the Mideast. Of those outside Iran in the region, most link back to the Islamic Republic.

The virus has sickened top leaders inside Iran’s civilian government and Shia theocracy. Iran stands alone in how the virus has affected its government, even compared to hard-hit China, the epicenter of the outbreak. Worldwide, the virus has infected more than 90,000 people and caused over 3,100 deaths.

Experts worry Iran may be underreporting the number of cases it has.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:57 - GMT 06:57
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