NUMBER OF COVID-19 CASES IN IRAN RISES TO 139, WITH 19 DEATHS -- OFFICIAL

SHARIFAH ARFAH BINTI MESTADDIN

TEHRAN, Feb 26 (Bernama) -- The total number of people infected with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Iran rose to 139, with 19 of them fatal, Sputnik news agency reported Iranian Health Ministry’s spokesman Kianush Jahanpur as saying on Wednesday.

“Since yesterday until this afternoon, 44 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed. Taking these 44 cases into account, the (total) number reaches 139 to date,” Jahanpur said to Iranian state television channels.

Four people have died from the coronavirus-related complications since yesterday, bringing the death toll in the country to 19, he added.

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