Fatemeh Rahbar, a newly elected member of the Iranian Parliament, has died from coronavirus on Friday, according to Iran’s Tasnim News Agency.
Rahbar was a representative for the residents of Tehran. After her health worsened, she had to be connected to an oxygen machine, according to Tasnim.
She is the first known female politician to die from coronavirus in Iran.
This comes as Iran’s health ministry announced Friday that 124 people have died from coronavirus in the country and that there are currently 4,747 confirmed cases.
Over the past 24 hours, 1,234 new cases have been identified in the country, according to the ministry.
“Unfortunately, in the last 24 hours, 17 patients died and the death toll rose to 124,” said Health Ministry spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour.