23,290 people in the world have been cured of coronavirus, the number of infected has grown to 78,817. This is evidenced by the data from the Center for System Research at Johns Hopkins University.
It is reported that 2,462 people died as a result of coronavirus infection. In particular, five deaths were registered in Iran and the same number in South Korea, two people died in Italy.
It is noted that approximately 80% of all cases of acute respiratory disease caused by coronavirus are recorded in the Chinese province of Hubei.
Earlier it was reported that in Italy the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus infection has risen sharply and now exceeds 100. In this regard, the Italian government imposed restrictions on freedom of movement in areas in the north of the country where cases of infection were especially prevalent. People are not allowed to leave their municipalities, and entry is also closed.
It is noted that currently, Iran is second country in the world in the number of deaths from Covid-19, while the first is the epicenter of the disease - China.
For his part, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei accused foreign media of trying to use the coronavirus theme to sabotage the parliamentary elections that took place earlier this week. Their official results are expected to be released on February 23.
It was reported that on February 19, two people died from a new type of coronavirus in Iran.