Health Ministry confirms 2,596 infections, 87 deaths in 24 hours

TEHRAN, Jun. 18 (MNA) – Iran’s Health Ministry announced that 2,596 new cases of infections with the novel coronavirus disease have been confirmed in the past 24 hours.

Speaking in her daily briefing, Health Ministry’s Spokesperson Sima Lari said that with the new confirmed cases, the total number of infections has hit 197,647 in the country.

She added that 87 people have lost their lives due to the virus in the past 24 hours which has raised the death toll to 9,272.

156,991 people have recovered from the disease, she said, adding that 2,795 other patients are experiencing critical conditions.

1,344,599 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the country so far, noted Lari.

She advised people to continue the implementation of health guidelines while also labeling provinces of Bushehr, East Azarbaijan, Kermanshah, and Hormozgan as 'red' regarding the spread of the disease.

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