Over 21,000 New Coronavirus Cases Detected in Iran

Over 21,000 New Coronavirus Cases Detected in Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – More than 21,300 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 2,215,400 after the detection of 21,312 new cases since yesterday.

Of the new cases detected over the past 24 hours, 2,176 patients have been admitted to the hospital, she added.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 4,694 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 66,327, saying the disease has taken the lives of 319 patients over the past 24 hours.

At least 1,772,688 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 14.27 million coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.

She also said 376,684 people have received the first dose of coronavirus vaccine in Iran so far.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 140 million and the death toll has exceeded 3 million.

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