0319 GMT August 04, 2021
Speaking at a daily press conference on Monday, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari put the death toll from the coronavirus in Iran at 86,041, saying the disease took the lives of 182 patients in 24 hours, Tasnim News Agency reported.
She added at least 3,041,541 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across the country.
The number of people tested positive for COVID-19 infection surpassed 3,394,200 following the detection of 20,829 new cases since Sunday, the spokeswoman added.
The number of the new cases and deaths has been on the rise in recent weeks.
On Friday, the ministry reported a rise in the number of “red” cities across the country, saying that 143 cities are now classified as red – the highest category in the country’s coronavirus risk ranking.
President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that in spite of the measures taken by the government to contain the spread of the coronavirus, some parts of the country have entered the fifth wave of the pandemic.