Thursday, February 29, 2024

Iran Says Its COVID-19 Fatalities Near 35,000

Iran has confirmed 386 new fatalities caused by the novel coronavirus, increasing the overall death toll to 34,864.

In a press briefing on Saturday, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima-Sadat Lari reported 7,820 new cases of COVID-19 infection, raising the total number of cases to 612,772.
So far, she added, 481,930 patients have recovered from the disease or been discharged from the hospital.

Lari said 5,185 patients are also in critical conditions caused by more severe infection.

The spokeswoman noted that 4,929,005 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, Kurdistan, and Kerman provinces.

The “orange” and “yellow” zones also include Golestan, Hormozgan, Fars, and Sistan-and-Baluchestan provinces, she added.

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