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March 9, 2020 9:38 am

Coronavirus Kills 237 in Iran, 7,161 Infected: Health Ministry

avatar by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff

An Iranian man wears a protective face mask, following the coronavirus outbreak, as he walks in Tehran, March 5, 2020. Photo: WANA (West Asia News Agency) / Nazanin Tabatabaee via Reuters.

Iran has had 237 deaths from coronavirus and 7,161 infections, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on state TV on Monday.

The figures included 595 new infections and 43 new deaths within the past 24 hours.

Iran has had one of the highest death rates from the illness outside of China, where the virus originated.

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