Iranian officials on Wednesday announced the country’s first two cases of the Wuhan coronavirus.
Reuters quoted a statement from the Iranian health ministry that the two patients have been placed in isolation.
The Associated Press quoted a Wednesday report from the “semiofficial ISNA news agency” in which a Health Ministry official said, “some suspected cases of the new coronavirus” have been found.
The number of Wuhan coronavirus infections worldwide surpassed 75,000 on Wednesday, with over 2,000 fatalities.
CBS News cited official statistics that the coronavirus is fatal in about two percent of cases, which would be much worse than ordinary strains of the flu, contrary to Chinese propaganda that constantly asserts the Wuhan virus is less dangerous than the flu.