A senior Iranian official, who was a close advisor to country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has died of coronavirus, according to reports.

Mohammad Mir-Mohammadi, a member of the Expediency Council, died at a Tehran hospital on Monday making him one of 66 people the virus has killed in the nation. He was among 1,501 confirmed cases reported.

According to Fox News other Iranian government officials have been infected with the deadly virus. The Iranian Health Ministry said there were 523 new cases in the past 24 hours. It is a 53 percent increase since the day before.

Mohammad Mirmohammadi, 71. The reports state that COVID-19 has already infected Iran’s vice president and deputy health minister.

On Monday Iran rejected help from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who announced last week the U.S. was concerned Iran may have covered up details on the spread of the virus.

For more on this story go to Fox News.