May 13, 2022 10:57 UTC
  •  Around 400 new COVID cases detected in Iran

The number of people who have tested positive for the coronavirus in Iran in the past 24 hours stood at around 400.

The Health Ministry announced on Friday that the total number of people tested positive for COVID-19 in Iran has surpassed 7,227,400 after the detection of 385 new cases since yesterday.

Of the new cases detected over the past 24 hours, 67 patients have been admitted to the hospital, it added.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 763 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 141,209, saying the disease has taken the lives of 8 patients over the past 24 hours.

At least 7,016,600 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran, it said.

The ministry also said that over 64.42 million Iranians have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, over 57.69 million have received the second dosage, and more than 27.28 million have gotten the booster shots.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 519 million and the death toll exceeds 6.28 million.