Over 1,050,000 Iranians Contract Coronavirus: Ministry

Iran COVID-19

Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman has confirmed 10,827 new cases of COVID-19 infection in the past 24 hours, raising the total number of cases to 1,051,374.

In a press briefing on Monday, Sima-Sadat Lari said the virus has also killed 284 patients since Sunday noon, increasing the overall death toll to 50,594.

She said so far 742,955 patients have recovered from the disease or been discharged from the hospital.

Lari went on to say that 5,796 patients are also in critical conditions caused by more severe infection.

The spokeswoman noted that 6,432,228 COVID-19 tests have been taken across the country so far.

She said currently 64 cities are in the “red zone”, 278 in the “orange zone”, and 106 in the “yellow zone” in terms of coronavirus outbreak.

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