Coronavirus Death Toll in Iran Exceeds 36,000

Coronavirus Death Toll in Iran Exceeds 36,000

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The total death toll from COVID-19 in Iran surpassed 36,000 on Tuesday, the Health Ministry spokeswoman said, noting also that more than 495,000 positive cases have recovered from the disease.

Speaking at a daily press conference on Tuesday, Sima Sadat Lari said the coronavirus has taken the lives of 422 patients during the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 36,160.

The number of people tested positive for COVID-19 in Iran has risen to 637,712 after the detection of 8,932 new cases since yesterday, she added.

Of the new cases detected over the past 24 hours, 3,294 patients have been admitted to the hospital, the spokeswoman said.

At least 495,470 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, 5,378 coronavirus patients have critical health conditions because of more severe infection, Lari noted.

The spokeswoman also said more than 5,036,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has exceeded 46.9 million and the death toll has surpassed 1,210,000.


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