Coronavirus in Iran: Some 2,700 New Cases Detected

Coronavirus in Iran: Some 2,700 New Cases Detected

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Of nearly 2,700 new coronavirus patients detected in Iran during the past 24 hours, over 1,600 ones have been admitted to the hospital, the Health Ministry’s spokeswoman announced.

Speaking at a daily press conference on Wednesday, Sima Sadat Lari said the total number of people tested positive for COVID-19 in Iran has risen to 248,379 following the detection of 2,691 new cases since Tuesday.

Of the new cases detected since yesterday, 1,625 patients have been admitted to the hospital, she added.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 3,309 coronavirus patients have critical health conditions because of more severe infection, Lari noted.

She further put the death toll from COVID-19 in Iran at 12,084, saying the disease has taken the lives of 153 patients over the past 24 hours.

At least 209,463 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far and have been discharged from hospitals across Iran, the spokeswoman said.

Lari also noted that more than 1,872,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world is near 12 million  and the death toll has surpassed 547,000.

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