Coronavirus is a type of virus. There are many different kinds, and some cause disease. A newly identified type has caused a recent outbreak of respiratory illness now called COVID-19 that started in China.
Iran’s, the country’s health ministry said, due to coronavirus, one person is dying every ten minutes
According to Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said international media that 50 people are being infected with coronavirus every hour in Iran. And, one person dies every 10 minutes.
On Thursday, Kianush Jahanpur wrote on Twitter, “Looking at the information we have, we can say that one person is dying every 10 minutes with coronary attack in Iran and at least 50 are being attacked every hour.”
Tehran’s Sharif Technological University feared that the death toll could drop to 12,000 in Iran, according to a report by the Independent UK.
Officially, the number of coronas in the country has so far been estimated to be 1,284, but experts believe the death toll may be even higher.
Iran’s health minister Alireza Raisi said on Thursday that 14,807 people were affected in Iran until Thursday.
Meanwhile, former Iranian parliament member Hamid Kahram died of coronavirus in the country’s media. He represented the Iranian parliament from 2,000 to 2,004.
At least 16 state-leading figures have died so far, including Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, an adviser to the country’s top leader, who has been infected with the virus.
According to the 2017 estimates, the total population of Iran is more than 81.16 million.
How is coronavirus spread?
Recent information indicates COVID-19 may be passed from person to person. Community spread is being seen, also. Community spread means people have been infected with the virus in a particular area, including some people who are not sure how or where they became infected. COVID-19 has been detected in people throughout China and in over 100 other countries, including the United States.
The spread of this new coronavirus is being monitored by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization and health organizations like Johns Hopkins across the globe. On Jan. 30, the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a public health emergency.