COVID Cases in Iran Surpass 2.75 Million
- May, 16, 2021 - 15:01
- Society/Culture news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The total number of people infected with the coronavirus in Iran has exceeded 2.75 million, the Health Ministry’s spokeswoman said.
Providing the latest statistics on the coronavirus infection, Sima Sadat Lari said on Sunday that the total number of people tested positive for COVID-19 in the country has surpassed 2,751,100 after the detection of 11,291 new cases since yesterday.
The pandemic has claimed 303 lives over the past 24 hours, while the overall coronavirus death toll in Iran stands at 76,936, she added.
More than 2,226,000 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, 5,337 are being kept in the intensive care units of medical centers because of critical health conditions, she added.
She also said more that more than 18 million coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far and nearly 1.9 million people have received the first dose of coronavirus vaccine.
The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 163 million and the death toll has exceeded 3.38 million.