Iran has confirmed 71 new deaths caused by the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the lowest figure since June 7, 2020, increasing the overall death toll to 56,171.
In a press briefing on Sunday, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima-Sadat Lari reported 5,968 new cases of COVID-19 infection, raising the total number of cases to 1,286,406.
So far, Lari added, 1,074,887 patients have recovered from the disease or been discharged from the hospital.
Lari said 4,664 patients are also in critical conditions caused by more severe infection.
The spokeswoman noted that 8,153,264 COVID-19 tests have been taken across the country so far.
She said currently the cities of Sari, Amol, Fereydounkenar, Qaemshahr, and Neka in Mazandaran province and Bandar Gaz and Kordkuy in Golestan province are in the “red” zone, 30 cities are in the “orange” zone, 219 are in the “yellow” zone, and 192 are in the “blue” zone in terms of coronavirus outbreak.