COVID Death Toll in Iran Surpasses 138,000

COVID Death Toll in Iran Surpasses 138,000

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic in Iran has exceeded 138,000, the Health Ministry said.

Figures released by the ministry on Monday show that the coronavirus has taken the lives of 168 patients over the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll since the outbreak of the pandemic in February 2020 to 138,116.

According to the statistics, 6,426 new cases of COVID-19 infection have been reported across the country over the past 24 hours, with 1,103 of them hospitalized.

More than 6.73 million individuals have recovered or been discharged from hospitals out of a total of 7,096,300 who have contracted the disease, the ministry added.

Some 3,570 victims of COVID-19 are in severe condition and are being treated in intensive care facilities, it said.

The ministry also said that over 63.22 million Iranians have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, over 55.82 million have received the second dosage, and more than 24.18 million have gotten the booster shots.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 446 million and the death toll has exceeded 6.02 million.

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