The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in Iran rose to 194 on Sunday, the country’s Health Ministry has announced. 

Authorities said 49 people died in the last 24 hours, while 743 new cases were found, pushing up the total number of confirmed cases to 6,566, spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour told a news conference in the capital Tehran.

At least 22,177 people are currently under medical care, while the number of discharged patients stands at 55,404, he said.

Turkey – where there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus – last month closed its land borders and suspended air travel to

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