Iran’s COVID-19 Death Toll Hits 24,000: Ministry

Iran's COVID-19 Death Toll Hits 24,000: Ministry

Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman says 166 people have died of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, increasing the total number of deaths to 24,118.

In a press briefing on Saturday, Sima-Sadat Lari confirmed 2,845 new cases of COVID-19 infection, raising the total number of infections to 419,043.

The spokeswoman said 357,632 patients have so far recovered from COVID-19 or been discharged from hospital, but 3,893 are still in critical conditions of the disease.

Lari added that so far 3,719,210 COVID-19 tests have been taken across the country.
She said the high-risk “red” zones include Tehran, Qom, Mazandaran, East Azarbaijan, Isfahan, Yazd, Khorasan Razavi, North Khorasan, Semnan, Gilan, Zanjan, Qazvin, and Kerman provinces.

The “orange” zones also include Lorestan, Ardabil, Golestan, Markazi, Alborz, Hormozgan, Ilam, Fars, Bushehr, West Azarbaijan, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Kermanshah, South Khorasan, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, and Khuzestan provinces, she added.

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