Some 247 more Iranians die from COVID-19: Health Ministry

Some 247Iranians died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 52,196, Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Sunday.

Sima Sadat Lari said that, with the 247 new victims, the country’s total COVID-19 deaths mounted to 52,196.

Some 7,451 new cases of infection with the COVID-19 were found over the past 24 hours, some 833 of whom have been hospitalized, she added.

Sadat Lari noted that a total of 1,108,269 Iranians have been confirmed infected with the COVID-19, some of 812,270 whom have recovered or discharged from hospital.

Some 5,723 other COVID-19 patients are in critical condition and being treated in intensive care units, the spokeswoman said.

She added that 6,704,247 tests have so far been carried out in Iran.