COVID daily deaths falling in Iran

TEHRAN, Sep. 22 (MNA) – The daily death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran decreased again on Wednesday, standing at 286, according to the Health Ministry.

The figures released by the Iranian Health Ministry on Wednesday indicate that the coronavirus has taken the lives of 286 patients over the past 24 hours, bringing the total death toll since the outbreak of the pandemic in February 2020 to 118,191.

According to the statistics, 17,433 new cases of COVID-19 infection have been reported across the country over the past 24 hours, with 2,164 of them hospitalized.

More than 4,846,771 individuals have recovered or been discharged from hospitals out of a total of 5,477,229 who have contracted the disease, the Ministry added.

Some 6,632 victims of COVID-19 are in severe condition and are being treated in intensive care facilities, it said.

The Ministry also said that more than 32.25 million Iranians have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, while over 14.64 million have received the second dosage.

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