0453 GMT May 17, 2021
Providing Iran’s latest COVID-19 statistics, the Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Wednesday said that 21,713 new cases were detected in the country since Tuesday, Tasnim News Agency reported.
The pandemic claimed 434 lives over the past 24 hours, bringing the overall death toll in Iran to 70,966, she added.
More than 1,923,000 patients have so far either recovered from the disease or been discharged from hospitals across Iran, Lari said.
Among those currently undergoing treatment in the country’s medical centers, 5,338 are in critical condition, she regretted.
She said over 15.56 million coronavirus diagnostic tests have so far been carried out in Iran, and 744,914 people have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 149 million, with the death toll exceeding 3.15 million.