COVID-19 death toll in Iran passes 67,500

TEHRAN, Apr. 20 (MNA) – The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran surpassed 67,500 on Tuesday.

Providing the latest statistics on the coronavirus infection, the Health Ministry’s spokeswoman said on Tuesday that the pandemic has claimed 395 lives over the past 24 hours, one of the highest numbers of fatalities over the past five months.

The overall coronavirus death toll in Iran stands at 67,525, Sima Lari added.

She said the total number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the country has surpassed 2,286,927 after the detection of 25,492 new cases since Monday.

Of the new cases detected over the past 24 hours, 3,365 patients have been admitted to the hospital, the spokesperson added.

Some 1,810,531 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran, Lari said.

Among those undergoing treatment at present, 4,911 are being kept in the Intensive Care Units of medical centers because of critical health conditions, she noted.

The spokeswoman also said more that more than 14.61 million coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far and 480,646 people have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 142.75 million and the death toll has exceeded 3,044,558 million.

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