Nov 24, 2020 18:41 UTC
  • Coronavirus cases in Iran exceed 880,000

The total number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in Iran has surpassed 880,000, the Health Ministry said.

Speaking at a daily press conference on Tuesday, Health Ministry Spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said the number of people tested positive for COVID-19 across the country has risen to 880,542 after the detection of 13,721 new cases since yesterday.

Of the new cases detected over the past 24 hours, 2,801 patients have been admitted to the hospital, she added.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 5,824 coronavirus patients have critical health conditions, Lari noted.

The death toll from COVID-19 in Iran has reached 45,738, she said, noting that the disease has taken the lives of 483 patients over the past 24 hours.

At least 617,715 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran, the spokeswoman said.

Lari also noted that more than 5,871,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.