Some 4,300 new COVID-19 cases detected in Iran
The number of people tested positive for the coronavirus in Iran in the past 24 hours declined remarkably compared to the daily rates over the past weeks, standing at around 4,300 cases.
According to Tasnim News Agency, the Health Ministry announced on Wednesday that the total number of people tested positive for COVID-19 in Iran has surpassed 6,121,700 after the detection of 4,312 new cases since yesterday.
Of the new cases detected over the past 24 hours, 660 patients have been admitted to the hospital, it added.
Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 3,328 coronavirus patients are being kept in the intensive care units because of more severe infection, the ministry said.
It further put the death toll from COVID-19 in Iran at 129,912, saying the disease has taken the lives of 82 patients over the past 24 hours.
At least 5,892,500 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran, it said, adding that more than 57.77 million Iranians have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, while over 47.38 million have received the second dosage.
The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world is about to hit 263 million and the death toll exceeds 5.23 million.