TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_The total number of people diagnosed with the disease is 388 after an additional 143 infections were detected over the past 24 hours, Kianoush Jahanpour said on Friday.
"The latest figures for the number of people with coronavirus infection in the country stand at 388 people, of whom 73 people have recovered in the past few days and 34 people have died," he said.
Jahnapour said the average age of those hospitalized has been cited above 50 and the average age of deaths has been quoted more than 60 years.
Another medical official said Friday the development of a drug and vaccine for treatment of the novel coronavirus is underway after the country's health minister pledges a response that will wow the world.
Alireza Jalali, the head of Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, said Friday the “scientific committees of Baqiyatallah University have been activated since last week in order to develop a definitive drug for the novel coronavirus.”
“During the past week, three new projects were launched for production of vaccine and definitive drug for coronavirus. We expect the projects to yield serious results,” he noted.