Jan 18, 2022 11:41 UTC
  •  Around 300 new COVID-19 cases hospitalized in Iran

The number of coronavirus patients who have been admitted to the hospital across Iran over the past 24 hours stood at 306, the Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

According to Tasnim News Agency, the new figures released by the Health Ministry indicate that the total number of people tested positive for COVID-19 infection in Iran has exceeded 6,227,800 following the detection of 3,653 new cases since yesterday.

Of the new cases detected in the past 24 hours, only 306 patients have been admitted to the hospital.

At least 6,068,900 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran.

The ministry also put the death toll from COVID-19 in Iran at 132,113, saying the disease has taken the lives of 18 patients over the past 24 hours.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 1,295 coronavirus patients are in the intensive care units, it said. 

The ministry added that over 60.37 million Iranians have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, over 53.25 million have received the second dosage, and more than 13.14 million have gotten the booster shots.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 331 million and the death toll has exceeded 5.56 million.