“A sum of 98 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, “44 patients have been hospitalized during the same time span.”
It further announced that the total number of COVID-19 patients has increased to 7,563,096.
“Unfortunately, two patients have lost their lives in the past 24 hours, increasing the number of the dead to 144,730,” the ministry noted.
It expressed satisfaction that 7,336,930 coronavirus patients have recovered or been discharged from hospitals so far.
The center went on to say that 211 cases infected with COVID-19 are in critical conditions.
It added that 54,921,209 coronavirus diagnosis tests have so far been carried out across the country.
The health ministry public relations warned that 7 cities are orange, 101 cities are yellow, and 340 cities are blue.