Dec 03, 2020 15:08 UTC
  • Coronavirus cases in Iran exceed one million

The total number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in Iran surpassed one million, the Health Ministry said.

According to Tasnim News Agency, speaking at a daily press conference on Thursday, Health Ministry Spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said the number of people tested positive for COVID-19 across the country has risen to 1,003,494 after the detection of 13,922 new cases since yesterday.

Of the new cases detected over the past 24 hours, 1,921 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 49,348, she said, noting that the disease has taken the lives of 358 patients over the past 24 hours.

At least 699,315 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 6,256,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.

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