Coronavirus Cases in Iran Nearing 1.7 Million
- March, 08, 2021 - 14:48
- Society/Culture news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The total number of people infected with the coronavirus in Iran is about to hit 1.7 million.
Providing the latest statistics on the coronavirus infection, the Health Ministry’s spokeswoman said on Monday that the total number of people tested positive for COVID-19 in the country has surpassed 1,698,000 after the detection of 8,313 new cases since yesterday.
The pandemic has claimed 99 lives over the past 24 hours, while the overall coronavirus death toll in Iran stands at 60,786, Sima Sadat Lari added.
More than 1,449,300 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran, Lari said.
Among those undergoing treatment at present, 3,804 are being kept in the Intensive Care Units of medical centers because of critical health conditions, she said.
The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 117 million and the death toll has exceeded 2.6 million.