STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

In new spike, Iran says 135 more people died of coronavirus

The death toll's continued sharp increase worries experts that the outbreak in the Islamic Republic is far from being contained.

Published: 17th March 2020 05:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th March 2020 05:27 PM   |  A+A-

coronavirus

For representation purposes (Photo | AP)

By Associated Press

DUBAI: Iran says the new coronavirus has killed 135 more people, a 13 per cent spike that raises the death toll to 988 amid 16,169 infections.

That's according to Iran Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour, who gave the figure at a televised news conference Tuesday.

The death toll's continued sharp increase worries experts that the outbreak in the Islamic Republic is far from being contained.

Meanwhile, Friday will mark the Persian New Year, Nowruz, raising fears of people travelling and further spreading the virus.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp