Iran’s Health Ministry announced that COVID-19 claimed lives of 213 Iranians from Tuesday to Wednesday, increasing the national death number to 87,837.
According to the ministry’s spokesperson Sima Sadat Lari, over the past 24 hours, the total number of people tested positive for COVID-19 infection in Iran has exceeded 3.6 million following the detection of 27,379 new cases.
Addressing a daily press conference, Lari said that out of the 27,379 new cases detected in the past 24 hours, 2,755 patients have been hospitalized.
She added at least 3,185,000 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across the country.
Among those presently undergoing treatment in medical centers, 4,518 coronavirus patients are in critical condition, Lari noted.
According to the Health Ministry, 25,263,349 diagnostic tests have so far been carried out throughout the country.
It added that 232 cities are coded red (very high risk) while 117 others are in orange zone (high risk) and 99 more cities are coded yellow (low risk).
The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 192 million and the death toll has exceeded 4.13 million.
Tehran Grand Bazaar and banks as well as all public and private organizations and offices in the Iranian capital will be closed for six days, starting as of Tuesday, in an effort to curb the COVID-19 pandemic in the province mainly sparked by the spread of the Indian coronavirus variant, known as Delta, said a provincial official.
The same closures and COVID restrictions are enforced in the northern province of Alborz, neighboring Tehran.