Coronavirus Cases in Iran Exceed 550,000

Coronavirus Cases in Iran Exceed 550,000

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The total number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in Iran has surpassed 550,000, the Health Ministry said.

Speaking at a daily press conference on Thursday, Health Ministry Spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said the number of people tested positive for COVID-19 across the country has risen to 550,757 after the detection of 5,471 new cases since yesterday.

Of the new cases detected over the past 24 hours, 2,242 patients have been admitted to the hospital, she added.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 4,895 coronavirus patients have critical health conditions, Lari noted.

The death toll from COVID-19 in Iran has reached 31,650, she said, noting that the disease has taken the lives of 304 patients over the past 24 hours.

At least 442,600 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 4,628,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has exceeded 41.5 million and the death toll has surpassed 1,130,000.

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