May 17, 2021 13:59 UTC
  • COVID death toll in Iran tops 77,000

The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran surpassed 77,000 on Monday.

Providing the latest statistics on the coronavirus infection, the Health Ministry’s spokeswoman said on Monday that the pandemic has claimed 286 lives over the past 24 hours.

According to Tasnim news agency, the overall coronavirus death toll in Iran stands at 77,222, Sima Sadat Lari added.

She said the total number of people tested positive for COVID-19 in the country has surpassed 2,765,400 after the detection of 14,319 new cases since yesterday.

More than 2,242,000 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, 5,264 are being kept in the Intensive Care Units of medical centers because of critical health conditions, she said.

The spokeswoman also said more than 18.15 million coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far and over 2,032,000 people have received the first dose of coronavirus vaccine.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 163 million and the death toll has exceeded 3.39 million.