News ID: 272893
Published: 0319 GMT August 14, 2020

Nearly 294,000 patients recover from coronavirus in Iran

Nearly 294,000 patients recover from coronavirus in Iran

Iran’s Health Ministry said on Friday that nearly 294,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far in the country.

Speaking at a daily press conference on Friday, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari noted that at least 293,811 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection, or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran.

Lari put the death toll from the coronavirus in the country at 19,331, saying the disease took the lives of 169 patients from Thursday to Friday, according to Tasnim News Agency.

The number of people testing positive for the COVID-19 infection in Iran rose to 338,825 following the detection of 2,501 new cases since Thursday noon, the spokeswoman added.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 3,965 patients are in critical condition, Lari noted.

She added that over 2,812,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran thus far.

New figures in recent weeks have shown a decrease in the number of deaths and infections from the coronavirus across the country.

Authorities have made wearing masks mandatory in enclosed spaces and reimposed restrictions lifted gradually since April to reopen the countrys sanctions-hit economy.

The worst-hit country by the coronavirus in West Asia, Iran reported its first cases in the city of Qom in February.



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