Coronavirus: Iran death toll over 2,000 with 27,017 confirmed cases

People wear protective face masks, following the outbreak of coronavirus, as they sit in a metro in Tehran, Iran March 17, 2020. (WANA via Reuters)

An Iranian health ministry official said on Wednesday that 2,077 people had died so far from the new coronavirus in Iran, with 143 deaths recorded in the past 24 hours.

The total number of people infected with the coronavirus has climbed to 27,017, Alireza Vahabzadeh tweeted.

Last Update: Wednesday, 25 March 2020 KSA 12:58 - GMT 09:58