Iran’s Daily COVID Toll Remains Over 150
- April, 09, 2021 - 16:42
- Society/Culture news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The total number of people infected with the coronavirus in Iran durng last 24 hours has reached 64,039 as some 155 more Iranians have died from the disease, the Health Ministry said.
Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said during the daily COVID-19 briefing on Friday that with the 155 new victims, the country's total COVID-19 deaths mounted to 64,039.
Over the last 24 hours, 22,478 new cases of COVID-19 infection have been discovered, with 2,576 of them being hospitalized, she said.
1,693,005 patients have recovered or been discharged from hospitals out of a total of 2,029,412 infected people, according to Lari.
The spokesperson continued to say that 4,278 other COVID-19 patients are in critical condition and are being treated in intensive care units, adding that 13,494,296 tests have so far been carried out in the country so far.
Following a dramatic surge in coronavirus infections in recent days, businesses in Tehran have been forces to close for two weeks, as Iranian health officials urged people to stay at home and stop unnecessary travels.
At least 257 cities of Iran's 31 provinces have gone from a low-risk orange level to a coronavirus red warning, 51 cities are in yellow level and only 11 cities in lower-risk blue level.