Jul 28, 2021 14:44 UTC
  • Over 33,000 new COVID cases detected in Iran

The number of people tested positive for the coronavirus in Iran during the past 24 hours exceeded 33,800, the Health Ministry’s spokeswoman said.

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Sima Sadat Lari said the total number of people tested positive for COVID-19 in Iran has surpassed 3.79 million after the detection of 33,817 new cases since yesterday.

Of the new cases detected over the past 24 hours, 3,694 patients have been admitted to the hospital, she added.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 5,205 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 89,782, saying the disease has taken the lives of 303 patients over the past 24 hours.

At least 3,310,100 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 than 25.73 million coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far and over 8.84 million people have received the first dose of coronavirus vaccine.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 196 million and the death toll exceeds 4.19 million.