Iran records 2,521 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) – The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has infected 2,521 people in Iran in the past 24 hours, said Iran’s Health Ministry Spokesperson Sima Lari on Tuesday.

Speaking in her daily briefing, Lari said that 1,820 of the new confirmed cases have been hospitalized.

She added that 179 people died of the disease in the past 24 hours, putting the total number of deaths in the country at 13,211.

According to Lari, 3,389 patients are in critical condition and of those originally infected, 222,539 patients have recovered.

The spokesperson noted that over 2.02 million COVID-19 tests have so far been taken across the country.

She also advised people to continue the implementation of health guidelines as 25 out of the 31 provinces are on red alert or alarming situation.

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