TEHRAN (Iran News) – The number of cases who have recovered from the novel coronavirus infection in Iran is about to hit 60,000, while the death toll has exceeded 5,200, the Health Ministry’s spokesman said.
In comments at a daily press conference on Monday, Kianoosh Jahanpoor said COVID-19 has taken the lives of 91 patients over the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 5,209.
Iran official also noted that 59,273 cases have recovered from coronavirus infection so far and have been discharged from the hospital.
The spokesman added that the number of people tested positive for COVID-19 across the country has risen to 83,505 following the detection of 1,294 new cases since yesterday.
Among the coronavirus patients undergoing treatment in the hospital at present, 3,389 ones have critical health conditions because of more severe infection, he said.
The spokesperson also noted that more than 353,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.
The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 2.4 million and the death toll is nearly 166,000.
- source : Tasnim, Irannews