Iran’s COVID-19 Death Toll Hits 20,000

Iran's COVID-19 Death Toll Hits 20,000

Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman says 153 more patients have died of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, increasing the overall death toll to 20,125.

In a press briefing on Wednesday, Sima-Sadat Lari confirmed 2,444 new cases of COVID-19 infection, raising the total number of infections to 350,279.

The spokeswoman said 302,528 patients have so far recovered from COVID-19, but 3,940 are still in critical conditions of the disease.

Lari added that so far 2,939,840 COVID-19 tests have been taken across the country.
She said the high-risk “red” zones include Tehran, Mazandaran, Fars, East Azarbaijan, Isfahan, Ardabil, Khorasan Razavi, North Khorasan, Semnan, Lorestan, Golestan, Kerman, Hormozgan, and Ilam provinces.

The “orange” zones also include Alborz, West Azarbaijan, Bushehr, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Hormozgan, Zanjan, Hamadan, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Lorestan, Ilam, Fars, Qazvin, and Qom provinces, according to the spokeswoman.

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