Over 14,000 new coronavirus cases detected in Iran

TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) – More than 14,000 new coronavirus cases have been detected in Iran during the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry’s spokeswoman said.

Speaking at a daily press conference on Thursday, Sima Lari said the total number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Iran has surpassed 2,722,007 after the detection of 14,246 new cases since yesterday.

Of the new cases detected over the past 24 hours, 2,175 patients have been admitted to the hospital, she added.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 5,481 coronavirus patients have critical health conditions because of more severe infection, Lari noted.

She further put the death toll from COVID-19 in Iran at 76,231, saying the disease has taken the lives of 297 patients over the past 24 hours.

At least 2,179,890 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran, the spokeswoman said.

Lari also noted that more than 17.61 million coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.

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