Some 9,000 Iranians Contract Coronavirus in Single Day

Some 9,000 Iranians Contract Coronavirus in Single Day

Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman has confirmed 8,932 new cases of COVID-19 infection in the past 24 hours, the highest record since the beginning of the outbreak.

In a press briefing on Tuesday, Sima-Sadat Lari said the new cases raise the total number of cases to 637,712.

She said the virus has also killed 422 patients since Monday noon, increasing the overall death toll to 36,160.

So far, she added, 495,473 patients have recovered from the disease or been discharged from the hospital.

Lari said 5,378 patients are also in critical conditions caused by more severe infection.

The spokeswoman noted that 5,036,633 COVID-19 tests have been taken across the country so far.

She said the high-risk “red” zones include Tehran, Qom, Mazandaran, East Azarbaijan, Isfahan, Yazd, Ardabil, Khorasan Razavi, Khuzestan, Hamadan, West Azarbaijan, Bushehr, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Alborz, Lorestan, Markazi, Ilam, South Khorasan, Kermanshah, North Khorasan, Semnan, Gilan, Zanjan, Qazvin, Kurdistan, and Kerman provinces.

The “orange” and “yellow” zones also include Golestan, Hormozgan, Fars, and Sistan and Baluchestan provinces, she added.

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