Member of Iranian clerical assembly dies from coronavirus

Article Link: https://www.newindianexpress.com/world/2020/mar/16/member-of-iranian-clerical-assembly-dies-from-coronavirus-2117392.html

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TEHRAN: A 78-year-old member of the Iranian clerical body that chooses the country’s supreme leader has died from the illness caused by the new coronavirus, news agencies reported Monday. He was the latest of several senior Iranian officials to have been infected in the worsening outbreak. The outbreak has infected nearly 14,000 people in Iran and killed more than 700, with the toll jumping by more than a hundred in the last 24 hours. The real numbers may be even higher, as some have questioned the government’s reporting.