COVID-19 claims 81 lives in past 24 hours in Iran: Official

Some 81 more Iranians have died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 60,867, Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Tuesday.

Some 8,554 new cases of infection with the COVID-19 were found over the past 24 hours, 797 of whom were hospitalized, Lari said.

She added that with the 81 new victims, the country’s total COVID-19 deaths mounted to 60,867.

Lari noted that 1,456,759 patients out of a total of 1,706,559 infected people have recovered or been discharged from the hospitals.

Some 3,811 other COVID-19 patients are in critical condition and being treated in intensive care units, the spokeswoman said.

Since its outbreak, the COVID-19 pandemic has infected more than 118 million people across the world, of whom over 2,600,000 people have lost their lives.