COVID-19 Cases in Iran Top 800,000

COVID-19 Cases in Iran Top 800,000

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in Iran has exceeded 800,000, the Health Ministry said.

Speaking at a daily press conference on Wednesday, Health Ministry Spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said the number of people tested positive for COVID-19 across the country has risen to 801,894 after the detection of 13,421 new cases since yesterday.

Of the new cases detected over the past 24 hours, 2,837 patients have been admitted to the hospital, she added.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 5,712 coronavirus patients have critical health conditions, Lari noted.

The death toll from COVID-19 in Iran has reached 42,941, she said, noting that the disease has taken the lives of 480 patients over the past 24 hours.

At least 576,983 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 5,626,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has exceeded 56 million and the death toll has surpassed 1,340,000.

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