Jul 22, 2021 11:37 UTC
  • Coronavirus death toll in Iran surpasses 88,000

The death toll from the coronavirus infection in Iran exceeded 88,000 on Thursday amid an increase in the number of new cases and hospital admissions.

According to Press TV, speaking at a daily press conference on Thursday, Health Ministry Spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari put the death toll from the coronavirus in Iran at 88,063, saying the disease has taken the lives of 226 patients over the past 24 hours.

She also noted that at least 3,204,000 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across the country.

The number of people tested positive for COVID-19 infection in Iran has surpassed 3,623,800 following the detection of 20,313 new cases since Wednesday noon, the spokeswoman added.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 4,628 patients have critical health conditions because of more severe infection, Lari noted.

The spokeswoman also said more than 25.33 million coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far and over 7.33 million people have received the first dose of coronavirus vaccine.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 192 million and the death toll has exceeded 4.14 million.