Officials Say, One Patient Dies Every 10 Minutes


The outbreak of the novel coronavirus which left more than 100 countries affected with the virus has left a deadly impact on Iran as the death toll in the country continues to rise. Iran has now become the most affected country in the Middle East.

“With 149 new fatalities in the past 24 hours, the death toll from the virus has reached 1,284,” Deputy Health Minister Alireza Raisi said on the situation in Iran.

“Unfortunately, we have had 1,046 new cases of infection since yesterday,” Raisi added. Iran is the third most affected nation worldwide in terms of death followed by China and Italy.

Following this, the officials have advised the Iranians to stay home and come on to the roads for some time as the chance of the virus spreading will be very high. The schools were closed and all the sports and cultural events were also banned in Iran.

“With respect to this information, people must make a conscious decision about travel, traffic, transportation, and sightseeing,” Kianoush Jahanpour, the head of the Health Ministry’s public relations said.

He added that with the outbreak an Iranian is dying every 10 minutes, while 50 infections occur every hour.

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