A newly elected member of Iranian parliament, Mohammad Ali Dastak has died of coronavirus.
Dastak who was elected as the representative for Astana Ashrafieh last week was hospitalized for the flu-like virus,died on Saturday morning. He tested positive to the virus a few days ago.
Iran’s health ministry spokesman, Kianush Jahanpur also disclosed that the virus has killed at least 43 persons in the Islamic Republic which has 593 confirmed cases.
Jahanpur said; Unfortunately nine people died of the virus in the last 24 hours. The death toll is 43 now.
“The new confirmed infected cases since yesterday is 205 that makes the total number of confirmed infected people 593.”
The confirmed cases in Iran has made it the country with the fourth-highest number of cases in the world and highest number of coronavirus deaths outside China
Masoumeh Ebtekar, Iran vice-president for women and affairs, had recently contracted coronavirus.
Ebtekar contracted the disease two days after Iraj Harirchi, the country’s deputy health minister, tested positive to it.