Jul 25, 2021 11:13 UTC
  • Daily COVID-19 infections, deaths hit new record high in Iran

According to the latest figures released by the Health Ministry on Sunday, more than 27,000 new cases have been confirmed in the country and the virus has claimed the lives of 268 people since yesterday.

According to the statement released on Sunday by the Health Ministry, the coronavirus pandemic has claimed the lives of 88,800 people so far, with 268 more Iranians succumbing to the deadly disease in the last 24 hours, Mehr News Agency reported.

Over the last 24 hours, 27,146 new cases of COVID-19 infection were detected, 2,935 of whom required hospitalization, the statement added.

Some 3,256,856 patients have recovered or have been discharged from hospitals out of a total of 3,691,432 infected people with 4,863 of them in critical condition in intensive care units, the ministry noted.

So far more than 25.53 million tests have been taken across the country to detect infected cases, according to the ministry's statement.