By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

Iranian health officials reported earlier today of the first two COVID-19 cases in the country in the city of Qom.

They later confirmed that both the patients died, according to a Tehran Times report.

Kianush Jahanpur, Head of Public Relations and Information Center, Ministry of Health and Medical Education confirmed the news on Twitter.








Both patients were in isolation.

Globally, more than 75,000 confirmed cases have bee reported from 30 countries, including more than 2,000 deaths.