Skip to comments.Iran Reports 3 New Cases Of Coronavirus After 2 Deaths In Same City
Posted on 02/20/2020 3:29:06 PM PST by nuconvert
Iran said on February 20 that three more people have tested positive for a new coronavirus in the holy Shi'ite city of Qom, where two people the previous day had died of the illness caused by the virus.
The IRNA state news agency reported that all schools and universities, including religious Shiite seminaries, were closed in the holy Iranian city, located about 140 kilometers south of the capital, Tehran.
Amid fears of the virus spreading, neighboring Iraq banned border crossings by Iranian nationals after already suspending flights to Iran.
The countrys Health Ministry said the same day that there were five confirmed cases of what the World Health Organization (WHO) has named the COVID-19 virus, which first emerged in China's central Hubei Province in December.
The two elderly Iranians who died on February 19 were included in the number.
Iranian Deputy Health Minister Mohammad Mahdi said those infected with the illness didnt appear to have had any contact with Chinese nationals.
Authorities are currently investigating how the five individuals could have contracted the virus and its possible link with religious pilgrims visiting from outside the country.
Sixty Iranian students who had recently been evacuated from China and quarantined were discharged after 14 days without any health problems.
More than 75,000 people worldwide have been infected with the virus, with over 2,000 deaths being reported. The vast majority of cases have occurred in China.
Twitter is abuzz with posts that there are actually 9 people dead in Iran, some Dr’s and/or nurses have died.
Also that there are infected people in Rasht, Tehran & Arak.
Before believing that to be true, would want independent confirmatory testing that it was actually COVID 19 that infected and killed those people. Does Iran have the capability to perform an accurate diagnostic test?
Do you think they are witch doctors? While I am no fan of their government, the have always had a very good healthcare system.
Iran has the capability to fabricate total propaganda and blame the virus on U.S. and Israel.
” Does Iran have the capability to perform an accurate diagnostic test?”
It certainly does.
They have a Pasteur Institute in Tehran
They have been allowing Chinese to enter the country this whole time.
Currently most hospitals are equipped to do serological testing on specimens to diagnose at least three different types of the coronavirus but not Covid 19. Before the report out of Iran is taken as true, independent reliable testing specific for COVID 19 must be performed on the specimens they tested. Suspect that they did detect a coronavirus in these patients but few American hospitals currently have reliable means to make the definitive test. Somehow doubt the hard pressed Iranians have the means to diagnose COVID 19 accurately in a regional hospital.
holy Shi’ite. Iran has coronavirus.
All of the tests are being sent to the Pasteur Institute in Tehran.
That being said, the Health Minister is saying that the tests will only be done on people with serious symptoms, but it’s expensive
” but its expensive”
Should be, “because it’s expensive”
Why didnt you say that before?
Bring Out Your Dead
Post to me or FReep mail to be on/off the Bring Out Your Dead ping list.
The purpose of the Bring Out Your Dead ping list (formerly the Ebola ping list) is very early warning of emerging pandemics, as such it has a high false positive rate.
So far the false positive rate is 100%.
At some point we may well have a high mortality pandemic, and likely as not the Bring Out Your Dead threads will miss the beginning entirely.
*sigh* Such is life, and death...
If a quarantine saves just one child's life, it's worth it.
Could well be a regular flu.
Please take not of the drop in reports of new cases. It is Mainland China
related, and is making these questionable numbers from the start, look
In the last day or so the leadership of China stated they have done a
a lot of work to end COVID-19, and local Wuhan leaders would be held
responsible for reports of new cases.
This is not good.
DATE TIME DAY CASES 02/17/20 23:43 MON 31 02/18/20 09:23 TUE 31 02/18/20 15:23 TUE 31 02/18/20 18:13 TUE 31 02/18/20 20:33 TUE 31 02/18/20 23:03 TUE 31 02/19/20 08:43 WED 31 02/19/20 15:53 WED 31 02/19/20 20:03 WED 82 02/19/20 23:33 WED 82 02/19/20 23:53 WED 82 02/20/20 09:33 THU 104 02/20/20 16:13 THU 104 02/20/20 18:33 THU 156
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