Iranian residents, some wearing protective masks, wait to cross a street in the capital Tehran on February 22, 2020. (AFP)

March 10, 2020

Iran says the new coronavirus has killed 54 more people, raising the death toll to 291 amid 8,042 cases in the Islamic Republic.

That’s according to Kianoush Jahanpour, a Health Ministry spokesman, who spoke in a live, televised news conference on Tuesday.

It represented an 18 percent increase in deaths from the day before and 12 percent more confirmed cases.
Iran is the hardest-hit country in the Mideast by the new coronavirus, which sickens but largely does not kill those afflicted. Across the region, there are over 8,600 confirmed cases of the virus.

AP

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