Coronavirus Death Toll in Iran Exceeds 13,000

Coronavirus Death Toll in Iran Exceeds 13,000

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The death toll from COVID-19 in Iran surpassed 13,000 on Tuesday, while more than 222,000 positive cases have recovered from the disease.

Speaking at a daily press conference on Monday, Iran’s Health Ministry Spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said the coronavirus has taken the lives of 203 patients during the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 13,032.

The total number of people tested positive for COVID-19 in Iran has risen to 259,652 following the detection of 2,349 new cases since yesterday, she added.

Of the new cases detected over the past 24 hours, 1,581 patients have been admitted to the hospital, the spokeswoman said.

At least 222,539 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran, she said.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 3,375 coronavirus patients have critical health conditions because of more severe infection, Lari noted.

The spokeswoman also said more than 1,997,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has exceeded 13 million and the death toll has surpassed 572,000.

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