Iran Coronavirus Death Toll Hits 15,700
- July, 26, 2020 - 14:54
- Society/Culture news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The death toll from COVID-19 in Iran reached 15,700 on Sunday, while more than 253,000 positive cases have recovered from the disease.
Speaking at a daily press conference on Sunday, Iran’s Health Ministry Spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said the coronavirus has taken the lives of 216 patients during the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 15,700.
The number of people tested positive for COVID-19 in Iran has risen to 291,172 after the detection of 2,333 new cases since yesterday, she added.
Of the new cases detected over the past 24 hours, 1,282 patients have been admitted to the hospital, the spokeswoman said.
At least 253,213 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, 3,695 coronavirus patients have critical health conditions because of more severe infection, Lari noted.
The spokeswoman also said more than 2,327,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.
The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has exceeded 16.2 million and the death toll has surpassed 648,000.