QOM, Iran (INTELLIHUB) — World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Dr. Fahrettin Koca, the Minister of Health of the Republic of Turkey, both openly admit that 5 people have died from COVID-19 and said that a total of 18 people have been infected which places the kill rate of the disease that is currently affecting Iran at a staggering 18.2%.
“This is very concerning,” the WHO Director-General said in a press conference on Friday. “There is a case which is linked to Iran right now in Lebanon, a 45-year-old woman, and these dots are actually very concerning.”
Moreover, the Turkish Health Minister back up the numbers which confirm just how deadly the situation has become.
To boot, BBC Persia reporter Hadi Nili reveals: Turkish Minister of Health @drfahrettinkocasays his Iranian counterpart informed him that they have 758 suspected cases of #COVID19 coronavirus, 18 have been confirmed positive, 5 have died.”