Iran’s Health Ministry has confirmed 85 new deaths caused by the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, increasing the overall death toll to 56,018.
In a press briefing on Friday, the Ministry’s spokeswoman Sima-Sadat Lari reported 6,251 new cases of COVID-19 infection, raising the total number of cases to 1,274,514.
So far, Lari added, 1,058,654 patients have recovered from the disease or been discharged from the hospital.
Lari said 4,729 patients are also in critical conditions caused by more severe infection.
The spokeswoman noted that 8,044,799 COVID-19 tests have been taken across the country so far.
She said currently the four cities of Sari, Amol, Ramsar and Northern Savadkooh are in the “red” zone, 43 cities are in the “orange zone” and 401 are in the “yellow zone” in terms of coronavirus outbreak.