Coronavirus Cases in Iran Surpass 400,000

Coronavirus Cases in Iran Surpass 400,000

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The total number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in Iran has exceeded 400,000, more than 86% percent of whom have fully recovered from the disease, the Health Ministry said.

Speaking at a daily press conference on Sunday, Health Ministry Spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said the number of people tested positive for COVID-19 across the country has risen to 402,029 after the detection of 2,089 new cases since yesterday.

Of the new cases detected over the past 24 hours, 956 patients have been admitted to the hospital, she added.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 3,791 coronavirus patients have critical health conditions, Lari noted.

The death toll from COVID-19 in Iran has reached 23,157, she said, noting that the disease has taken the lives of 128 patients over the past 24 hours.

At least 346,242 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 3,560,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has exceeded 28.9 million and the death toll has surpassed 925,000.

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