Over 8,200 New Coronavirus Cases Detected in Iran

Over 8,200 New Coronavirus Cases Detected in Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – More than 8,200 new coronavirus cases have been detected in Iran during the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry’s spokeswoman said.

Speaking at a daily press conference on Saturday, Sima Sadat Lari said the total number of people tested positive for COVID-19 in Iran has surpassed 1,681,000 following the detection of 8,212 new cases since yesterday.

Of the new cases detected over the past 24 hours, 527 patients have been admitted to the hospital, she added.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 3,784 coronavirus patients have critical health conditions because of more severe infection, Lari noted.

She further put the death toll from COVID-19 in Iran at 60,594, saying the disease has taken the lives of 82 patients over the past 24 hours.

At least 1,435,357 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 11.21 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 116 million and the death toll has exceeded 2.59 million.

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