Coronavirus Updates in Iran: Nearly 8,000 Positive Cases Recover
- March, 22, 2020 - 15:36
- Society/Culture news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – At least 7,900 coronavirus patients have recovered from the disease in Iran as of Sunday, the Health Ministry announced, saying the total number of COVID-19 positive cases has exceeded 21,600.
Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoosh Jahanpoor announced at a daily press conference on March 22 that 129 people have died of COVID-19 in the country over the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 1,685.
The number of people tested positive for the coronavirus in Iran has also hit 21,638 after detection of 1,028 new cases over the past 24 hours, he added.
Jahanpoor said a total of 7,913 patients have been discharged from the hospital after recovering from the disease.
The highest number of the new patients has been identified in the province of Tehran with 249 cases, followed by Isfahan with 87 ones, he added.
The novel coronavirus has infected more than 300,000 people and killed at least 12,944 worldwide.