Iran records 2,311 new cases, 51 deaths on Friday

TEHRAN, May 22 (MNA) – As of Friday, the total number of coronavirus cases in Iran has passed 131,600, of whom 7,300 have lost their lives to the deadly virus.

Iran’s Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour made the announcement on Friday, saying that over the past 24 hours, 2,311 new cases of coronavirus were reported, increasing the total number of infections in Iran to 131,652.

51coronavirus patients lost their lives in the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 7,300, he added.

There are 2,659 people in intensive care, Jahanpour said, adding, of those originally infected, 102,276 were declared recovered.

So far, 763,913 tests have been taken across the country to detect infected cases, said the Health Ministry spokesman.

According to the latest reports on Monday, globally, the number of people around the world confirmed to have the coronavirus has risen to 4,804,765, and 316,711 have lost their lives, while 1,858,783 people have recovered.

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