Iran’s COVID-19 Fatalities Hit 23,000: Ministry

Iran's COVID-19 Fatalities Hit 23,000: Ministry

Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman says 116 people have died of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, increasing the total number of deaths to 23,029.

In a press briefing on Saturday, Sima-Sadat Lari confirmed 2,139 new cases of COVID-19 infection, raising the total number of infections to 399,940.

The spokeswoman said 334,516 patients have so far recovered from COVID-19 or been discharged from hospital, but 3,768 are still in critical conditions of the disease.

Lari added that so far 3,532,874 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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