Over 39,000 New COVID Cases Detected in Iran

Over 39,000 New COVID Cases Detected in Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The number of people tested positive for the coronavirus in Iran during the past 24 hours exceeded 39,000, the Health Ministry’s spokeswoman said.

Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Sima Sadat Lari said the total number of people tested positive for COVID-19 in Iran has surpassed 3.97 million after the detection of 39,019 new cases since yesterday.

Of the new cases detected over the past 24 hours, 4,838 patients have been admitted to the hospital, she added.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 5,793 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 91,785, saying the disease has taken the lives of 378 patients over the past 24 hours.

At least 3,424,600 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran, the spokeswoman said.

The spokeswoman also said more than 26 million coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far and over 10.74 million people have received the first dose of coronavirus vaccine.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world is about to hit 200 million and the death toll exceeds 4.25 million.

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