Iran says COVID-19 cases top 470,000

The daily count of COVID-19 infections in Iran reached 3,653 on Sunday, bringing the total cases to 471,772, according to the Health Ministry.

“The respiratory illness claimed the lives of 211 people in the country in the course of the past 24 hours, increasing the death toll to 26,957,” Health Ministry Spokeswoman Sima Lari said on Sunday.

A total of 389,996 infected patients have recovered from the deadly virus and 4,154 are hospitalized in intensive care units.

Iran has administered over 4.12 million tests to identify infections in individuals.

So far, over 35 million worldwide have tested positive for COVID-19 and over 1 million have lost their lives.

Source: MNA