Iran Reports 49 New Coronavirus Deaths, Highest Single-Day Toll

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Updated March 8, 2020
An Iranian medic treats a patient infected with the COVID-19 virus at a hospital in Tehran on March 1, 2020. A plane carrying UN medical experts and aid touched down on March 2, 2020, in Iran on a mission to help it tackle the world’s second-deadliest outbreak of coronavirus as European powers said they would send further help. KOOSHA MAHSHID FALAHI / MIZAN NEWS AGENCY / AFP


Iran’s health ministry on Sunday reported 49 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, the highest toll within 24 hours since the start of the outbreak in the Islamic republic.

The new count brings the number of those killed by the virus in the country since mid-February to 194, one of the highest tolls outside of China, where the disease originated.

The virus has spread to all of Iran’s 31 provinces with 6,566 confirmed cases.