“A sum of 142 new patients infected with COVID-19 have been identified in the country based on confirmed diagnosis criteria during the past 24 hours,” the Iranian Health Ministry’s Public Relations Center said on Thursday, and added, “65 patients have been hospitalized during the same time span.”
It further announced that the total number of COVID-19 patients has increased to 7,609,491.
“Unfortunately, eight patients have lost their lives in the past 24 hours, increasing the number of the dead to 146,144,” the ministry noted.
It expressed satisfaction that 7,360,831 coronavirus patients have recovered or been discharged from hospitals so far.
The center went on to say that 528 cases infected with COVID-19 are in critical conditions.
It added that 56,428,581 coronavirus diagnosis tests have so far been carried out across the country.
The health ministry public relations warned that 9 cities are orange, 213 cities are yellow, and 226 cities are blue.