COVID-19 kills 98 more people in Iran: Health ministry

Some 98 more Iranians have died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 55,748, Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Tuesday.

Sima Sadat Lari said that with the 98 new victims, the country’s total COVID-19 deaths mounted to 55,748.

Some 6,113 new cases of infection with the COVID-19 were found over the past 24 hours, some 686 of whom have been hospitalized, she added.

Sadat Lari noted that 1,029,028 patients out of a total of 1,255,620 infected people have recovered or been discharged from the hospitals.

Some 4,829 other COVID-19 patients are in critical condition and being treated in intensive care units, the spokeswoman said.

She added that 7,885,416 tests have so far been carried out in Iran.