The statement said the total COVID-19 death toll and infections since the outbreak in late February 2020 stand at 82,619 and 3,070,426, respectively, IRNA reported.
It added that 3,329 COVID-19 patients are in critical condition, and of the newly-detected cases, 1,260 individuals have been hospitalized.
The ministry said 2,708,743 COVID-19 patients have so far either recovered from the disease or have been discharged from hospitals.
It also announced that 22,069,844 coronavirus diagnostic tests have so far been carried out, and 5,252,255 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to people.
The Health Ministry said 16 cities in the country are coded red (very high-risk), while 201 are in the orange zone (high-risk), noting that based on a decision by the National Task Force for Fighting the Coronavirus, travel to and from these cities is prohibited.
The number of the country’s yellow (medium-risk) and blue (low-risk) cities are 231 and zero, respectively, according to the ministry’s Thursday statement.