Iran’s Covid death toll three times higher than admitted, says report | The Guardian

BBC says government papers reveal total is more than 42,000 – far above official toll of 17,000Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne person is dying from Covid-19 every seven minutes in Iran, state television in the country has said, as a report claimed the overall toll from the virus was three times higher than authorities have admitted.A health ministry spokeswoman said on Monday that 215 people had died in the past 24 hours, on top of more than 200 the previous day – the country’s highest figures in nearly a month. Continue reading…

BBC says government papers reveal total is more than 42,000 – far above official toll of 17,000

One person is dying from Covid-19 every seven minutes in Iran, state television in the country has said, as a report claimed the overall toll from the virus was three times higher than authorities have admitted.

A health ministry spokeswoman said on Monday that 215 people had died in the past 24 hours, on top of more than 200 the previous day – the country’s highest figures in nearly a month.

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