Iran Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 9,000

Iran Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 9,000

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The death toll from COVID-19 in Iran surpassed 9,000 on Tuesday, while more than 152,000 positive cases have recovered from the disease.

Speaking at a daily press conference on Tuesday, Iran’s Health Ministry Spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said the coronavirus has taken the lives of 115 patients during the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 9,065.

The total number of people tested positive for COVID-19 in Iran has risen to 192,439 following the detection of 2,563 new cases since yesterday, she added.

Of the new cases detected over the past 24 hours, 939 patients have been admitted to the hospital, the spokeswoman said.

At least 152,675 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far and have been discharged from hospitals across Iran, she said.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 2,815 coronavirus patients have critical health conditions because of more severe infection, Lari noted.

The spokeswoman also said more than 1,293,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has exceeded 8,120,000, and the death toll has surpassed 439,000.

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