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12 dead and up to 61 infected with coronavirus in Iran - deputy health minister

DUBAI, Feb 24 (Reuters) - Twelve people have died and up to 61 have been infected with the new coronavirus, Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi said during a news conference on state TV on Monday.

Most of the cases in Iran have been in Qom, a Shi’ite Muslim holy city 120 km (75 miles) south of the capital Tehran. (Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Alison Williams)

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