Coronavirus in Iran: Over 2,000 New Cases Hospitalized

Coronavirus in Iran: Over 2,000 New Cases Hospitalized

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The number of coronavirus patients who have been admitted to the hospital across Iran over the past 24 hours surpassed 2,000, the Health Ministry’s spokeswoman said.

Sima Sadat Lari announced at a press conference on Monday that the total number of people tested positive for COVID-19 infection in Iran has exceeded 1,945,900 following the detection of 13,890 new cases since yesterday.

Of the new cases detected in the past 24 hours, 2,048 patients have been admitted to the hospital, she added.

At least 1,658,978 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran, the spokeswoman added.

She further put the death toll from COVID-19 in Iran at 63,332, saying the disease has taken the lives of 172 patients over the past 24 hours.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 4,095 coronavirus patients have critical health conditions because of more severe infection, Lari noted.

The spokeswoman also said more than 13.18 million coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 131 million and the death toll has exceeded 2.86 million.

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