News ID: 272286
Published: 0642 GMT July 31, 2020

COVID-19 claims 197 lives in 24 hours in Iran

COVID-19 claims 197 lives in 24 hours in Iran

The fatal coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infected 2,674 people and claimed 197 lives in Iran in the past 24 hours, Health Ministry announced on July 31.

According to Health Ministry spokesperson Sima Sadat Lari, the number of total coronavirus cases in the country has so far reached 304,204 with the death toll standing at 16,766, Mehr News Agency (MNA) reported.

She added that 4021 patients are in critical condition and of those originally infected, 263,519 patients have recovered.

So far, 2,456,909 tests have been taken across the country to detect infected cases, she added.

According to the latest figures, 17,499,767 have so far been infected with the novel coronavirus globally, with the deaths standing at 677,185 and recoveries amounting to 10,956,538.

Iran, one of the worst-hit countries from the virus in the West Asia, reported its first coronavirus case on February 19.

Resource: MNA
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