Coronavirus: Global death toll rises above 2,000, as Iran confirms its first two cases
Just has Iran health ministry confirm two cases of Coronavirus in the country, the global death toll from the epidemic has risen above 2,000.
The virus, recently named COVID-19 broke out from Wuhan in China back in December. Since then, more than 75,000 people have been infected globally, with more than 2,000 deaths being reported, mostly in China.
On Wednesday, the country’s health ministry, Kiyanoush Jahanpour, said that “since last two days, some suspected cases of the new coronavirus were found.”
The cases were in the city of Qom and the patients have been put in isolation, he said.
“The next tests for examining the certainty of the issue are being conducted and the results will be announced to the public as soon as they are ready,” he added.
The coronavirus fatality rate may change over the coming weeks as those who were infected at the start of the epidemic come to the end of their illness.