TEHRAN: Iran says the new coronavirus has killed 54 more people, raising the death toll to 291 amid 8,042 cases in the Islamic Republic.
According to a Ministry of Health spokesperson, Kianoush Jahanpour, he spoke Tuesday during a live press conference on television.
Compared to the previous day, the number of deaths has increased by 18% and the number of confirmed cases has increased by 12%.
Iran is the new coronavirus and the most affected country in the Middle East, it makes people sick, but it did not kill the victims to a large extent.
There are more than 8,600 confirmed cases of the virus throughout the region.