Official: 482 more Iranians die from COVID-19 over past 24 hours

Some 482 people in Iran have died as a result of the coronavirus disease over the past 24 hours, Iranian Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Thursday.

Sadat Lari added that 46,689 citizens have passed away from coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country so far.

She pointed out that 633,275 people out of a total of 908,346 people infected with the deadly virus have recovered and been discharged from hospitals.

The official noted that 13,961 new infected cases have been detected in Iran, some 2,439 of whom have been hospitalized, over the past 24 hours.

Some 5,849 other COVID-19 patients are in critical condition and being treated in intensive care units, the spokeswoman said.

She added that 5,955,724 tests have so far been carried out in Iran.

The outbreak of dangerous coronavirus (COVID-19) has been affecting the world for a number of months requiring a collective campaign of the international community to thwart the threat posed to humanity by the pandemic.


Source: IRNA