Apr 20, 2021 11:54 UTC
  • Coronavirus in Iran: Over 25,000 new cases detected

More than 25,400 new coronavirus cases have been detected in Iran during the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry’s spokeswoman said.

According to Tasnim News Agency, speaking at a daily press conference on Tuesday, Sima Sadat Lari said the total number of people tested positive for COVID-19 in Iran has surpassed 2,286,900 after the detection of 25,492 new cases since yesterday.

Of the new cases detected over the past 24 hours, 3,365 patients have been admitted to the hospital, she added.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 4,911 coronavirus patients have critical health conditions because of more severe infection, Lari noted.

She further put the death toll from COVID-19 in Iran at 67,525, saying the disease has taken the lives of 395 patients over the past 24 hours.

At least 1,810,500 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran, the spokeswoman said.

The spokeswoman also said more that more than 14.6 million coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far and over 480,000 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 3.04 million.