Iran reports 49 new coronavirus deaths, raising toll to 194

The death toll from the coronavirus in the Persian country has climbed to 194, up from 145 the previous day, according to Tehran's health authorities

Iran's health ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said in a televised address that there have been 743 people who have been added to the total of those infected by COVID-19 through lab test results." 

"In the past 24 hours, we have had 49 people who have died from this illness so we have at least 194 deaths until now." Jahanpur said on Sunday.

The cumulative number of cases in the country, which has been hardest hit by the virus in the Middle East region, totalled 6,566.

In Europe, Italy struggles to contain the COVID-19 spread, with 1,247 new cases detected in the last 24 hours. Another 36 people also died as a result of the virus, taking the total to 233.

Going by the latest records by the global heath body (WHO), the number of people diagnosed with the new COVID-19  now exceeds 100,000 worldwide and several other new countries reporting their first cases.

WHO has called the spread of the virus "deeply concerning".

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