Apr 19, 2021 12:37 UTC
  • COVID 19 death toll in Iran passes 67,000

The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran surpassed 67,000 on Monday.

Providing the latest statistics on the coronavirus infection, the Health Ministry’s spokeswoman said on Monday that the pandemic has claimed 398 lives over the past 24 hours, one of the highest numbers of fatalities over the past five months.

The overall coronavirus death toll in Iran stands at 67,130, Sima Sadat Lari added.

According to Tasnim news agency, she said the total number of people tested positive for COVID-19 in the country has surpassed 2,261,400 after the detection of 24,346 new cases since yesterday.

More than 1,797,000 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran, Lari said.

Among those undergoing treatment at present, 4,843 are being kept in the Intensive Care Units of medical centers because of critical health conditions, she said.

The spokeswoman also said that more than 14.5 million coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far and over 416,000 people have received the first dose of coronavirus vaccine.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 142 million and the death toll has exceeded 3.03 million.