Some 321 people in Iran have died from COVID-19 disease over the past 24 hours, Iranian Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Saturday.
Sadat Lari added that 50,016 citizens have passed away from coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country so far.
She pointed out that 719,708 people out of a total of 1,028,986 people infected with the deadly virus have recovered and been discharged from hospitals.
The official noted that 12,151 new infected cases have been detected in Iran, some 1,562 of whom have been hospitalized, over the past 24 hours.
Some 5,817 other COVID-19 patients are in critical condition and being treated in intensive care units, the spokeswoman said.
She added that 6,342,628 tests have so far been carried out in Iran.
The outbreak of dangerous coronavirus (COVID-19) has been affecting the world since December 2019 requiring a collective campaign of the international community to thwart the threat posed to humanity by the pandemic.