Iran COVID-19 update: 20k infections, 391 deaths

TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) – According to the Iranian Health Ministry, 20,732 new COVID-19 infections have been detected across the country in the past 24 hours.

Sima Lari, the spokeswoman of the ministry, announced the new record figure, adding that 3,009 of those newly-detected patients have been hospitalized.

The total number of COVID cases in the country is standing at 2,555,587 she added.

The outbreak has claimed the lives of 391 people since Sunday, bringing the death toll to 72,875.

More than 2 million patients have recovered while some 5,461 others are experiencing critical conditions, she added.

According to the Iranian ministry, more than 102,6369 people have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine so far while the total vaccine jabs have hit 1,251,899.

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