Iran COVID update: 16,596 infections, 146 deaths

TEHRAN, Jul. 09 (MNA) – According to the Iranian Health Ministry, 16,596 new COVID-19 infections have been detected across the country in the past 24 hours and 146 people have lost their lives.

In a statement on Friday, the Health Ministry announced the new figure, adding that 1,759 of those newly-detected patients have been hospitalized.

The total number of COVID cases in the country is standing at 3,344,122.

The outbreak has claimed the lives of 146 people since Thursday, bringing the death toll to 85,543.

More than 2.7 million patients have recovered while some 3,249 others are experiencing critical conditions.

According to the Iranian ministry, more than 4.52 million people have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine so far while the total vaccine jabs have hit 6.65 million.

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