COVID-19 daily death toll at 274 in Iran

TEHRAN, Apr. 11 (MNA) – The total number of people infected with the coronavirus in Iran during the last 24 hours has reached 23,311 as some 274 more Iranians have died from the disease, the Health Ministry said.

Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Lari said during the daily COVID-19 briefing on Monday that with the 274 new victims, the country's total COVID-19 deaths mounted to 64,764.

Over the last 24 hours, 23,311 new cases of COVID-19 infection have been discovered, with 2,884 of them being hospitalized, she said.

1,720,084 patients have recovered or been discharged from hospitals out of a total of 2,093,452 infected people, Lari added.

The spokesperson went to say that 4,440 other COVID-19 patients are in critical condition and are being treated in intensive care units, adding that 13,770,167 tests have so far been carried out in the country so far.

Following a dramatic surge in coronavirus infections in recent days, businesses in Tehran have been forced to close for two weeks, as Iranian health officials urged people to stay at home and stop unnecessary travels.

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