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Iran’s coronavirus deaths toll reaches 19 – 139 infected

TEHRAN, Feb 26: Coronavirus death toll mounted to 19 in Iran, Iranian Health Ministry said on late Tuesday.
It added that a total of 139 people have been affected by coronavirus in Iran.

Workers disinfect subway trains against coronavirus in Tehran, Iran, in the early morning of Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. Iran’s government said Tuesday that more than a dozen people had died nationwide from the new coronavirus, rejecting claims of a much higher death toll of 50 by a lawmaker from the city of Qom that has been at the epicenter of the virus in the country. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)


According to the state-run IRNA agency, Public Relations Director of Health Ministry, Kianoush Jahanpour, said that the patients diagnosed with coronavirus symptom included 15 in Qom, nine people in Gilan, 4 in Tehran, one in Markazi province, 3 in Khuzestan, two in Sistan-Baluchestan province, one in Kermanshah, one in Ardebil, one in Mazandaran, one in Lorestan, two in Fars province, one in Semnan, two in Kohgiluyeh-Boyerahmad and one in Hormuzgan province.
He suggested people to stay at home and avoid unnecessary trips. (KUNA)

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