Mar 03, 2021 14:06 UTC
  • Iran conducts over 11 million coronavirus tests

The number of coronavirus diagnostic tests carried out in Iran since the outbreak of the pandemic has exceeded 11 million, the Health Ministry’s spokeswoman said.

Speaking at a daily press conference on Wednesday, Sima Sadat Lari said the total number of COVID-19 tests in Iran has surpassed 11,032,000.

She also put the death toll from the coronavirus in Iran at 60,353, saying the disease has taken the lives of 86 patients over the past 24 hours.

At least 1,413,700 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across the country, she added.

The spokeswoman also noted that the number of people tested positive for COVID-19 infection in Iran has surpassed 1,656,000 following the detection of 8,525 new cases since Tuesday noon.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 3,747 patients have critical health conditions because of more severe infection, Lari noted.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 115 million and the death toll has exceeded 2.56 million.

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