Coronavirus Cases in Iran Exceed 82,000
- April, 19, 2020 - 14:40
- Society/Culture news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in Iran has surpassed 82,000, of whom more than 57,000 have fully recovered from the disease, the Health Ministry spokesperson said.
Speaking at a daily press conference on Sunday, Kianoosh Jahanpoor said the number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 has reached 57,023.
The number of those tested positive for the coronavirus across the country has risen to 82,211 following the detection of 1,343 new cases over the past 24 hours, he noted.
According to the spokesman, 87 coronavirus patients have died across the country since Saturday, bringing the total death toll to 5,118.
Among the coronavirus patients undergoing treatment in the hospital at present, 3,456 ones have critical health conditions because of more severe infection, he added.
The spokesman further noted that more than 341,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.
More than 2,344,000 people have been infected with COVID-19 globally, and the death toll has exceeded 161,000.