News ID: 314977
Published: 0337 GMT July 23, 2021

Iran’s pandemic claims 210 more lives in 24 hours

Iran’s pandemic claims 210 more lives in 24 hours

National Desk

Iran’s Health Ministry announced that 210 more Iranians lost their lives due to the COVID-19 infection across the country from Thursday to Friday, mounting the total number of national casualties to 88,273.

According to a statement released by Health Ministry, over the past 24 hours, the total number of people tested positive for COVID-19 infection in Iran reached 3,645,654 following the detection of 21,814 new cases.

Out of the total newly-detected cases in the past 24 hours, 2,432 patients have been hospitalized, added the statement.

It further noted that at least 3,220,445 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, 4,696 coronavirus patients are in critical condition, said the statement.

According to the Health Ministry, 25,400,499 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).

A senior official with the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) said on Thursday that the body has so far imported 9,304,800 doses of COVID-19 vaccines and delivered them to the Health Ministry.

Mohammad-Hassan Qowssian made the remarks while speaking to reporters at Imam Khomeini International Airport after the eighth cargo of IRCS imported vaccines arrived in the Iranian capital.

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