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10 March 2020 - 22:26
Coronavirus infects 8042, kills 291 in Iran

The head of Iran's Health Ministry Public Relations Office said on Monday that 8,042 people have been infected with coronavirus and 291 people have lost their lives to potentially fatal virus.

Kianoush Jahanpour said that 2,731 people have recovered and been dismissed from medical centers, which shows a great increase.

Jahanpour said that 881 new cases of COVID-19 infections have been discovered since Monday, adding that unfortunately since yesterday 54 infected people have died.

He added that Tehran still stands on top of the list of infections with 2,114 cases, followed by Mazandaran and Qom with 886 and 751 cases respectively.  

He said there are some cases that do not need to be hospitalized but still need to be cared for. Special facilities have been allocated to these cases, which was welcomed by the representatives of the World Health Organization as well. These people will get back home after being completely clean of the virus.

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