Coronavirus in Iran: Over 1,800 New Cases Detected

Coronavirus in Iran: Over 1,800 New Cases Detected

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Of more than 1,850 new coronavirus patients detected in Iran during the past 24 hours, over 1,100 have been admitted to the hospital, the Health Ministry’s spokeswoman said.

Speaking at a daily press conference on Wednesday, Sima Sadat Lari said the total number of people tested positive for COVID-19 in Iran has risen to 378,752 following the detection of 1,858 new cases since Tuesday.

Of the new cases detected since yesterday, 1,136 patients have been admitted to the hospital, she added.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 3,693 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 21,797, saying the disease has taken the lives of 125 patients over the past 24 hours.

At least 326,800 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran, the spokeswoman said.

Lari also noted that nearly 3,282,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 25.9 million and the death toll has exceeded 861,000.

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