Coronavirus Cases in Iran Nearing 289,000

Coronavirus Cases in Iran Nearing 289,000

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in Iran has exceeded 288,800, the Health Ministry’s spokeswoman said.

Speaking at a daily press conference on Saturday, Sima Sadat Lari said the number of people tested positive for COVID-19 across the country has risen to 288,839 after the detection of 2,316 new cases since yesterday.

Of the new cases detected over the past 24 hours, 1,298 patients have been admitted to the hospital, she added.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 3,670 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 15,484, saying the disease has taken the lives of 195 patients over the past 24 hours.

At least 251,319 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran, the spokeswoman said.

Lari also noted that more than 2,302,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has exceeded 15.9 million, and the death toll has surpassed 643,000.

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