Death toll from new virus in Qom is at 50

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Source : Daily Herald

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s semiofficial ILNA news agency is reporting that the death toll from the new coronavirus in the city of Qom is 50.

The report on Monday says the 50 deaths took place since Feb 13.

An official from Qom, Ahmad Amiriabadi Farahani, said more than 250 are in quarantine in the city, which is a popular place of religious study for Shiites from across Iran and other countries.

The death toll in Iran from the new coronavirus that originated in China was previously in the day reported at 12. Authorities closed schools across much of the country for a second day and as neighboring countries reported infections from travelers from Iran, prompting several to shut their borders to Iranian citizens.

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