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Why is Iran's reported mortality rate for coronavirus higher than in other countries?

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEFeb. 26, 2020, 12:52 AM UTCBy Dan De LuceWASHINGTON — Iran has the highest reported number of deaths from the coronavirus outside China, raising questions about how the government is handling the public health crisis and whether the often secretive regime has been fully transparent about the extent of the outbreak.Iran's Health Ministry spokesman, Kianoosh Jahanpour, said Tuesday that 15 Iranians have died out of a total of 95 positive cases. Iran's state news agency later said a person infected with coronavirus had died in the city of Saveh, bringing the death toll to 16.Apart from China, where it was fi ...