Iran surpassed 21,900 confirmed COVID-19 deaths Thursday, the Health Ministry said.
Iranian health minister said a homegrown vaccine for the novel coronavirus has successfully passed the initial tests.
Iran’s Health Ministry announced that 2,596 new cases of infections with the novel coronavirus disease have been confirmed in the past 24 hours.
Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman said the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country has exceeded 180,000.
More than 111,000 coronavirus patients in Iran has fully recovered from the disease as of Wednesday, the Health Ministry’s spokesman announced.
Iran on Tuesday reported no new coronavirus deaths in nearly a third of its provinces for 24 hours but said there were more than another 2,100 cases of infection nationwide, according to Health Ministry.
Iran has called on the World Health Organization (WHO) to push for the lifting of the “cruel sanctions” that have impaired the ability of nations to deal with the coronavirus.
Minister of Health and Medical Education in Iran, Saeed Namaki, and his counterpart in Russia, Mikhail Murashko held a videoconference on Tuesday, stressing cooperation between two countries in the fight against coronavirus.
Some 45 more Iranians died of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours and 87,422 people out of a total of 109,286 infected with the coronavirus.
The total number of people who have contracted the coronavirus in Iran is about to hit 100,000, close to 80,000 cases have recovered.