News ID: 279647
Published: 0325 GMT January 19, 2021

Iran’s coronavirus death toll nears 57,000

Iran’s coronavirus death toll nears 57,000
IRNA

National Desk

Iran’s Health Ministry reported 87 coronavirus deaths from Monday to Tuesday, bringing the total death toll to 56,973.

The ministry’s spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said 5,917 people tested positive for the virus during the same period, putting the total number of cases at 1,342,134, IRNA reported.

She also put the daily number of people who were admitted to hospitals across the country at 518.

According to the spokeswoman, at least 1,131,883 patients have recovered or have been discharged from hospitals.

Iran has imposed tough restrictions across the country since November to stem the spread of the virus. The restrictions have led to a significant decline in the number of new cases and fatalities.

Iran’s Health Minister Saeid Namaki said on Monday that people’s noncompliance with health protocols would destroy the country’s achievements.

Namaki emphasized on the continuation of the observance of protocols in all ceremonies and occasions, warning that people’s noncompliance with the regulations would take the country back to the pandemic’s dangerous conditions.

 

 

 

 

   
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