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Covid infections keep declining in Iran

Iranian Health Ministry figures on Tuesday showed that almost 450 new cases of coronavirus have been identified across the country during the past 24 hours. On Monday, the country registered nearly 550 new cases of the deadly disease.

“A sum of 452 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 Tuesday, and added, “226 patients have been hospitalized during the same time span.”

It further announced that the total number of COVID-19 patients has increased to 7,604,702.

“Unfortunately, 26 patients have lost their lives in the past 24 hours, increasing the number of the dead to 145,891,” the ministry noted.

It expressed satisfaction that 7,353,261 coronavirus patients have recovered or been discharged from hospitals so far.

The center went on to say that 758 cases infected with COVID-19 are in critical conditions.

It added that 56,214,405 coronavirus diagnosis tests have so far been carried out across the country.

The health ministry public relations warned that 12 cities are red, 61 cities are orange, 270 cities are yellow, and 105 cities are blue.

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