Coronavirus Cases Exceed 71,000 in Iran
- April, 12, 2020 - 16:06
- Society/Culture news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in Iran has surpassed 71,000, of whom nearly 44,000 have fully recovered from the disease, the Health Ministry spokesperson said.
Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, Kianoosh Jahanpoor said the number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 has reached 43,894, noting that the pace of recoveries has accelerated.
He also said the number of people tested positive for the coronavirus across the country has risen to 71,686 following the detection of 1,657 new cases over the past 24 hours.
According to the spokesman, 117 coronavirus patients have died across the country since Saturday, bringing the death toll to 4,474.
Among the coronavirus patients undergoing treatment in the hospital at present, 3,930 ones have critical health conditions because of more severe infection, he said.
The spokesman further noted that 263,388 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.
More than 1,791,000 people have been infected with COVID-19 globally, and the death toll has exceeded 109,000.