COVID-19 claims 88 lives in past 24 hours in Iran: Official

Some 88 more Iranians have died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 61,230, Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Sunday.

Some 7,593 new cases of infection with the COVID-19 were identified over the past 24 hours, 748 of whom were hospitalized, Lari said.

She noted that 1,492,488 patients out of a total of 1,746,953 infected people have recovered or been discharged from the hospitals.

Some 3,831 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 nearly 119.8 million people across the world, of whom over 2,653,000 people have lost their lives.