Coronavirus death toll in Iran rises to 194: Health ministry

People wear masks to help guard against the coronavirus on a street in Tehran on Feb. 23, 2020. (AP)

Iran’s health ministry on Sunday reported 49 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, the highest toll within 24 hours since the start of the outbreak in the Islamic Republic.

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The new count brings the number of those killed by the virus in the country since mid-February to 194, one of the highest tolls outside of China, where the disease originated. The virus has spread to all of Iran’s 31 provinces with 6,566 confirmed cases.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 10:02 - GMT 07:02