COVID-19 Updates in Iran: Some 6,000 New Cases Detected

COVID-19 Updates in Iran: Some 6,000 New Cases Detected

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The total number of people infected with the coronavirus in Iran exceeded 1,164,000 after the detection of over 6,100 new patients in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said Monday.

Speaking at a press conference, Health Ministry Spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said 6,151 new COVID-19 cases were identified in the country in the past 24 hours.

She also put the death toll from the pandemic in Iran at 53,816, saying 191 patients have died since yesterday.

At least 894,366 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across the country, the spokeswoman noted.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 5,519 patients have critical health conditions because of more severe infection, Lari noted.

More than 7,097,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far, she said.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 77 million and the death toll has exceeded 1.7 million.

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