Iran COVID-19 death toll drops to 86

Some 86 more Iranians have died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 60,276, Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Tuesday.

Some 8,495 new cases of infection with the COVID-19 were found over the past 24 hours, 784 of whom were hospitalized, Lari said.

She added that with the 86 new victims, the country’s total COVID-19 deaths mounted to 60,276.

Lari noted that 1,406,845 patients out of a total of 1,648,174 infected people have recovered or been discharged from the hospitals.

Some 3,738 other COVID-19 patients are in critical condition and being treated in intensive care units, the spokeswoman said.