News ID: 302179
Published: 0152 GMT April 15, 2021

COVID-19 claims 321 more lives in Iran over 24 hours

COVID-19 claims 321 more lives in Iran over 24 hours

Iran’s Health Ministry announced 321 more Iranians have lost their lives due to the COVID-19 infection from Wednesday to Thursday, bringing the total deaths to 65,680.

According to the Health Ministry’s spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari, during the past 24 hours, 25,078 new cases of infection with the COVID-19 were identified in the country, the highest daily cases recorded, IRNA reported.

Lari added that 3,373 patients have been hospitalized during the said period.

She noted 1,749,041 patients out of a total of 2,168,872 infected people have recovered or been discharged from hospitals.

The spokeswoman said 4,601 out of those currently undergoing treatment in Iranian medical centers are in critical conditions.

She added that 14,059,260 tests have so far been carried out in Iran.

According to Lari, 365,160 people have so far received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the country while 102,711 others received their second dose of the vaccine.

She added that so far, 467,871 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have generally been injected to the patients in the country.

Lari noted that 295 cities in the country are coded red (very high-risk), while 99 cities are categorized as orange (high-risk), adding that based on a decision by the National Task Force for Fighting the Coronavirus, travel to and from these cities is prohibited.

Resource: IRNA
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