Coronavirus in Iran: 476 new deaths reported

The death toll from COVID-19 pandemic in Iran surpassed 43,000 on Thursday after 476 patients succumbed to the coronavirus infection, the Health Ministry said.

Speaking at a daily press conference on Thursday, Health Ministry Spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari put the death toll from the novel coronavirus in Iran at 43,417, saying the disease has taken the lives of 476 patients over the past 24 hours.

She also noted that at least 583,704 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across the country.

The number of people tested positive for COVID-19 infection in Iran has surpassed 815,000 following the detection of 13,223 new cases since Wednesday noon, the spokeswoman added.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 5,729 patients have critical health conditions because of more severe infection, Lari noted.

She went on to say that more than 5,667,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world is about to surpass 56.6 million and the death toll has exceeded 1,350,000.