News ID: 274966
Published: 0104 GMT October 01, 2020

COVID-19 kills 211 more in Iran: Health Ministry

COVID-19 kills 211 more in Iran: Health Ministry

Iran's Health Ministry announced that the novel coronavirus has killed 211 more Iranians from Wednesday to Thursday, mounting the total death number to 2,380.

In a press briefing on Thursday, Sima Sadat Lari, spokeswoman of the Health Ministry, said the country’s total coronavirus cases have risen to 461,044 following the detection of 3,825 new cases since Wednesday, IRNA reported.

At least 383,368 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran, Lari added.

According to Lari, out of the total 3,825 new diagnosed cases in the past 24 hours, 1,925 patients have been hospitalized.

She noted among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 4,121 coronavirus patients have critical health conditions because of more severe infection.

Lari further said that some 4,043/103 coronavirus diagnostic tests have so far been carried out in Iran.

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.

Resource: IRNA
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