Iran confirms 2,449 infections,148 deaths in 24 hours

TEHRAN, Jul. 04 (MNA) – Iran’s Health Ministry announced that 2,449 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 on Saturday that with the new confirmed cases, the total number of infections has hit 237,878 in the country.

She added that 148 people have lost their lives due to the virus in the past 24 hours which has raised the death toll to 11,408.

198,949 people have recovered from the disease, she said, adding that 3,136 other patients are experiencing critical conditions.

1,769,520 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 Khuzestan, West Azarbaijan, East Azarbaijan, Kordestan, Kermanshah, Bushehr, Khorasan Razavi, Ilam and Hormozgan as 'red' regarding the spread of the disease.

According to the latest figures on Saturday morning (+4:30 GMT), 11,193,565 people have so far been infected with the novel coronavirus globally, with the deaths standing at 529,127 and recoveries amounting to 6,331,335.

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