News ID: 273813
Published: 0229 GMT September 06, 2020

Health Ministry reports 139 more deaths from coronavirus in Iran

Health Ministry reports 139 more deaths from coronavirus in Iran

Iran's Health Ministry said on Sunday that the coronavirus claimed the lives of 139 more people in the country from Saturday to Sunday, bringing the total death toll to 22,293.

Speaking at a daily press conference, the ministry’s spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari put the total number of the infected people with the coronavirus in the country at 386,658 following the detection of 1,992 new cases during the same period, according to IRNA.

She noted that 905 of the new infected cases have been hospitalized since Saturday afternoon.

Lari added that 333,900 patients have recovered or discharged from hospitals across Iran.

The ministry’s spokeswoman said that 3,722 COVID-19 patients are in critical condition and being treated in intensive care units, the spokeswoman said.

She added that 3,380,264 tests have so far been carried out in Iran which is the hardest-hit country in the West Asia.

Iran is seeking to purchase vaccines so far produced by other countries.

President Hassan Rouhani on August 30 urged the country’s Health Ministry to make all the necessary measures for the purchase of vaccines so far developed by other countries against the novel coronavirus.

The vaccines should be procured soon and undergo all the tests and trials inside Iran as the country is facing the second wave of the COVID-19 crisis, he added, Tasnim News Agency reported.

Russia announced on August 11 that it had developed the world’s first vaccine offering “sustainable immunity” against COVID-19.

Iran’s health officials have also said a number of vaccines for the novel coronavirus being developed inside the country had successfully passed the human tests and were ready for clinical trial.






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