The Health Ministry’s spokeswoman said at a press conference on Saturday that the total number of people tested positive for COVID-19 infection in Iran has exceeded 2,960,700 following the detection of 6,442 new cases over the past 24 hours, Tasnim News Agency reported.
According to Sima Sadat Lari, more than 2,537,000 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran
The spokeswoman added the death toll from COVID-19 in Iran at 80,941, saying the disease has taken the lives of 128 patients over the past 24 hours.
Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 3,808 coronavirus patients have critical health conditions because of more severe infection, Lari noted.
The spokeswoman also said more than 20.56 million coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far and over 4.17 million people have received the first dose of coronavirus vaccine.
The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 173 million and the death toll has exceeded 3.71 million.