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Iran clarifies data on infected and dead from coronavirus

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The number of recorded cases of coronavirus infection in Iran reached 64, of which 12 were fatal, a representative of the country’s health ministry, Kianush Jahanpur, told reporters on Saturday.

“At this point, we have exactly 64 cases of COVID-19 infection in our country. Unfortunately, over the past days, 12 of them have died,” said Jahanpur in a statement published on the agency’s website.

He also said that the general condition of patients has a positive trend and is improving.

On December 31, 2019, the Chinese authorities informed the World Health Organization about an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan in the central part of the country (Hubei Province). Experts have found that the causative agent of the disease is a new coronavirus. WHO recognized the outbreak as an emergency of international importance and gave the disease its official name – COVID-2019.

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