Iran Coronavirus Cases Exceed 281,000

Iran Coronavirus Cases Exceed 281,000

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in Iran has surpassed 281,000, the Health Ministry said.

In a press conference on Wednesday, Health Ministry Spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said the number of people tested positive for COVID-19 across the country has risen to 281,413 after the detection of 2,586 new cases since yesterday.

Of the new cases detected over the past 24 hours, 1,934 patients have been admitted to the hospital, she added.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 3,609 coronavirus patients have critical health conditions, Lari noted.

The death toll from COVID-19 in Iran has reached 14,853, she added, saying the disease has taken the lives of 219 patients over the past 24 hours.

More than 244,800 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran, the spokeswoman said.

Lari also noted that over 2,228,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has exceeded 15.1 million and the death toll has surpassed 620,000.

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