Iranian Health Official: Every Ten Minutes One Person Dies From Coronavirus 

DUBAI (Reuters) -
A man wears a protective mask following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease as he walks in front of buildings declared by the government as quarantine for the suspected pilgrims who crossed Taftan border post with Iran, in Sukkur, Pakistan, Wednesday. (Reuters/Stringer)

The new coronavirus kills one person every 10 minutes in Iran, the Health Ministry spokesman tweeted on Thursday, as the death toll in the Middle East’s worst-affected country climbed to 1,284.

“Based on our information, every 10 minutes one person dies from the coronavirus and some 50 people become infected with the virus every hour in Iran,” Kianush Jahanpur tweeted.