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Iran news agency: Virus has killed 2

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

2020欧洲杯体育官方网站TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The new virus has killed two elderly Iranian citizens, Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reported Wednesday. 

IRNA quoted Alireza Vahabzadeh, an adviser to the country’s health minister, as saying that both of the victims had been carrying the coronavirus and were located in Qom, about 86 miles south of the capital Tehran. No additional details were released.

Earlier on Wednesday, Iranian authorities confirmed two cases of the new virus, the first in the country, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency. Officials later said the two patients had died. 

ISNA quoted an official in the country’s health ministry, Kiyanoush Jahanpour, as saying that “since last two days, some suspected cases of the new coronavirus were found.”

2020欧洲杯体育官方网站The virus causes the illness that the World Health Organization recently named COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it. 

2020欧洲杯体育官方网站The new virus emerged in China in December. Since then, more than 75,000 people have been infected globally, with more than 2,000 deaths being reported, mostly in China.

2020欧洲杯体育官方网站The new virus causes cold- and flu-like symptoms, including cough and fever, and in more severe cases, shortness of breath or it can worsen to pneumonia.

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