Iran records 221 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours

Tasnim – Iran on Thursday recorded 221 coronavirus deaths, the highest single-day death toll from COVID-19 since the outbreak of the disease.

The Health Ministry’s spokeswoman, Sima Sadat Lari, put the death toll from the coronavirus in Iran at 12,305, saying the disease has taken the lives of 221 patients over the past 24 hours.

She said the number of people tested positive for COVID-19 infection in Iran has risen to 250,458 following the detection of 2,079 new cases since Wednesday noon.

The spokeswoman added that more than 212,000 coronavirus patients have recovered from the disease and left hospitals.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 12.1 million and the death toll has exceeded 552,000.