Iran’s Health Ministry has confirmed 153 new deaths caused by the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the lowest figure since September 20, increasing the overall death toll to 54,156.
In a press briefing on Wednesday, the Ministry’s spokeswoman Sima-Sadat Lari reported 6,261 new cases of COVID-19 infection, raising the total number of cases to 1,177,004.
So far, Lari added, 914,194 patients have recovered from the disease or been discharged from the hospital.
Lari said 5,419 patients are also in critical conditions caused by more severe infection.
The spokeswoman noted that 7,201,567 COVID-19 tests have been taken across the country so far.
She said currently 205 cities are in the “orange zone” and 243 are in the “yellow zone” in terms of coronavirus outbreak.