March 9, 2020 / 11:10 AM / a month ago

Coronavirus kills 237 in Iran, 7,161 infected - Health Ministry

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has had 237 deaths from coronavirus and 7,161 infections, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on state TV on Monday.

The figures included 595 new infections and 43 new deaths within the past 24 hours. Iran has had one of the highest death rates from the illness outside of China, where the virus originated.

Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Alison Williams

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