Iran reports 49 new deaths from coronavirus, the highest number in a single day

TEHERAN: The Iranian Ministry of Health reported on Sunday 49 new deaths from the novel, the highest figure in 24 hours since the beginning of the Islamic Republic.

The new count raises the number of people killed in the country from mid-February to 194, one of the highest tolls outside of China, where the disease originated. The virus has spread to all 31 provinces of Iran with 6,566 confirmed cases.