Iranian health official: Every 10 minutes, one person dies of COVID-19

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Iran’s health ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur on Thursday tweeted that COVID-19 is killing one person every 10 minutes in Iran. Iran has 18,407 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and its death toll has reached 1,284 as of March 19, according to the Ministry of Health and Medical Education. #COVID19 #Iran

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