0806 GMT October 25, 2020
Iran’s Health Ministry announced on Monday that COVID-19 has killed another 190 patients in the country within the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 25,779.
Sima Sadat Lari, the ministry’s spokeswoman, added Iran’s number of the infected in the same 24-hour period grew by 3,512 to stand at 449,960, IRNA reported.
She said of the newly identified patients, 1,514 individuals have been hospitalized.
Lari put the total number of the recoveries at 376,531 since the beginning of the outbreak in the country in late February, regretting that 4,068 patients are currently in critical condition.
“So far, over 3.95 million COVID-19 diagnostic tests have been conducted in the country,” she said.
She listed the worst-hit provinces as Tehran (Iranian capital), Isfahan (central Iran), Qom (central Iran), East Azarbaijan (northwestern Iran), South Khorasan (eastern Iran), Semnan (northern Iran), Qazvin (northwestern Iran), Lorestan (western Iran), Ardebil (northwestern Iran), Khuzestan (southwestern Iran), Kermanshah (western Iran), Kohgilouyeh and Boyer Ahmad (southwestern Iran), Gilan (northern Iran), Bushehr (southern Iran), Zanjan (northwestern Iran), Ilam (western Iran), Khorasan Razavi (northeastern Iran), Mazandaran (northern Iran), Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari (western Iran), Alborz (northern Iran), West Azarbaijan (northwestern Iran), Markazi (northwestern Iran), Kerman (southeastern Iran), North Khorasan (northeastern Iran), Hamedan (western Iran) and Yazd (central Iran).
Lari said the elderly constitute 70 percent of the deaths caused by the virus, noting that 9.13 percent of the country’s population are above 60 years old.
The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has exceeded 33 million and the death toll is approaching one million.