Coronavirus Cases Exceed 27,000 in Iran
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The number of coronavirus patients in Iran exceeded 27,000 on Wednesday, more than 9,600 of whom have recovered from the disease, the Health Ministry announced.
Speaking at a daily press conference on Wednesday, Health Ministry spokesperson Kianoosh Jahanpoor said the number of people tested positive for COVID-19 across the country has risen to 27,017 after the detection of 2,206 new cases since yesterday.
He said 9,625 coronavirus patients have recovered from the disease so far and have been discharged from the hospital.
The novel coronavirus has killed 143 patients over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll in Iran to 2,077, he added.
Health authorities say more than 47 million Iranians have been screened for COVID-19 under a national mobilization plan so far.
More than 434,000 people have been infected with COVID-19 globally, and the death toll has exceeded 19,600.