Expect Up To 40% Of Tehran’s Population To Be Infected In 2 Weeks: Iranian Health Official

Expect Up To 40% Of Tehran’s Population To Be Infected In 2 Weeks: Iranian Health Official

With the daily soaring infection rate and death toll inside Iran officially at 124 deaths amid 4747 confirmed cases as of early Friday — though true numbers are believed much higher — all eyes are on the largely unprepared country given it’s the biggest outbreak epicenter outside the virus’ origin country of China.

Health officials worry that Iran could be a sign of things to come in the much of the rest of the world — a deeply alarming prospect given a member of Iran’s National Committee for Influenza and specialist in infectious diseases, Dr. Masoud Mardani, has just issued a stark warning for the capital city of Tehran, brimming with about 9 million people and over 12 million in the greater metropolitan area. 

Dr. Mardai said he expects 30 to 40 percent of Tehran’s population to be infected with coronavirus within the next two weeks.