Two Iranians confirmed dead after initially testing positive for coronavirus

TEHRAN, Feb. 19 (MNA) – Adviser to the Iranian Minister of Health and Medical Education Alireza Vahhabzadeh confirmed late on Wed. that two Iranian people died of coronavirus in Qom province, adding that complementary tests are underway.

Two Iranians have died in hospital after initially testing positive for the new coronavirus in the central city of Qom, he stated, adding, “these two men died in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the hospital due to old age, respiratory illness and deficiency of immune system.”

According to him, one of the dead was a 65-year-old man.

Vahhabzadeh also said that the another dead was a war veteran who had been injured by chemical weapons. 

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