Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman says the novel coronavirus has killed 179 patients since Friday noon, increasing the overall death toll to 26,746.
In a press briefing on Saturday, Sima-Sadat Lari said 468,119 patients have contracted the virus so far, including 3,523 new cases identified in the past 24 hours.
So far, she added, 387,675 patients have recovered from the disease or been discharged from the hospital.
Lari said 4,127 patients are also in critical conditions caused by more severe infection.
The spokeswoman noted that 4,098,161 COVID-19 tests have been taken across the country so far.
She said the high-risk “red” zones include Tehran, Qom, Mazandaran, East Azarbaijan, Isfahan, Yazd, Ardabil, Khorasan Razavi, Khuzestan, Hamadan, West Azarbaijan, Bushehr, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Alborz, Lorestan, Markazi, Ilam, South Khorasan, Kermanshah, North Khorasan, Semnan, Gilan, Zanjan, Qazvin, and Kerman provinces.
The “orange” zones also include Golestan, Hormozgan, Kurdistan, and Fars provinces, she added.