A total number of 183 patients lost their lives to COVID-19 from Tuesday to Wednesday to bring Iran’s death toll to 26,169, said the Health Ministry on Wednesday.
The figure indicates a slight decline compared to that of its preceding 24-hour period, which stood at 207.
Sima Sadat Lari, the ministry’s spokeswoman, added the daily cases stood at 3,582 to reach 457,219, showing a slight fall compared to its previous day, which was 3,677, IRNA reported.
Of the newly identified patients, 1,567 have been hospitalized, she continued.
Lari put the total number of the recoveries at 380,956 since the beginning of the outbreak in the country, regretting that 4,093 patients are currently in critical condition.
“So far, over four 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).
On Tuesday, Lari said those suffering from underlying diseases display severer symptoms after being infected with the virus, adding close to 50 percent of the hospitalized patients in the country have at least one underlying disease.
On Monday, she had noted that 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 33.69 million and the death toll has surpassed one million, according to coronavirus.jhu.edu.