Over 7,000 New COVID Cases Detected in Iran

Over 7,000 New COVID Cases Detected in Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The number of people tested positive for the coronavirus in Iran in the past 24 hours has exceeded 7,000 cases.

The Health Ministry announced on Saturday that the total number of people tested positive for COVID-19 in Iran has surpassed 7,030,900 after the detection of 7,039 new cases since yesterday.

Of the new cases detected over the past 24 hours, 1,621 patients have been admitted to the hospital, it added.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 3,966 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 136,390, saying the disease has taken the lives of 224 patients over the past 24 hours.

At least 6,616,600 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 62.69 million Iranians have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, over 55.39 million have received the second dosage, and more than 22.92 million have gotten the booster shots.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 433 million and the death toll exceeds 5.95 million.

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