Coronavirus Updates in Iran: Daily Death Toll Above 190

Coronavirus Updates in Iran: Daily Death Toll Above 190

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The death toll from the novel coronavirus in Iran over the past 24 hours was 194, the Health Ministry’s spokeswoman said Sunday.

Speaking at a daily press conference in Tehran, Sima Sadat Lari put the death toll from COVID-19 in Iran at 12,829, saying the disease has taken the lives of 194 patients over the past 24 hours.

She said the total number of people tested positive for COVID-19 in the country has risen to 257,303 following the detection of 2,186 new cases since Saturday.

Of the new cases detected since yesterday, 1,499 patients have been admitted to the hospital, she added.

Nearly 220,000 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran, the spokeswoman said.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 3,359 coronavirus patients have critical health conditions because of more severe infection, Lari noted.

She further said more than 1,972,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 12.8 million and the death toll has exceeded 568,000.

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