Official: COVID-19 kills 196 more in Iran

IRNA – Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Wednesday that some 235 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 16,343.

Sima Sadat Lari said that, with the 196 new victims, the country’s total COVID-19 deaths mounted to 16,343.

Some 2,636 new cases of infection with the COVID-19 were found over the past 24 hours, some 1,604 of whom have been hospitalized, she added.

Sadat Lari noted that a total of 298,909 Iranians have been confirmed infected with the COVID-19, some 259,116of whom have recovered and were discharged from hospital.

Some 4,027other COVID-19 patients are in critical condition and being treated in intensive care units, the spokeswoman said.

She added that 2,405,862 tests have so far been carried out in Iran.