COVID death toll in Iran exceeds 130,000
The death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic in Iran has risen to above 130,000, the Health Ministry said.
According to Tasnim News Agency, figures released by the ministry on Friday show that the coronavirus has taken the lives of 78 patients over the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll since the outbreak of the pandemic in February 2020 to 130,066.
According to the statistics, 3,603 new cases of COVID-19 infection have been reported across the country over the past 24 hours, with 649 of them hospitalized.
More than 5.9 million individuals have recovered or been discharged from hospitals out of a total of 6,129,000 who have contracted the disease, the ministry added.
Some 3,296 victims of COVID-19 are in severe condition and are being treated in intensive care facilities, it said.
It also said that more than 57.92 million Iranians have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, while over 47.76 million have received the second dosage.
The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 264 million and the death toll has exceeded 5.25 million.