COVID-19 claims 75 lives over past 24 hours in Iran: Official

Some 75 more Iranians have died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 61,724, Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Saturday.

Some 7,540 new cases of infection with the COVID-19 were identified over the past 24 hours, 849 of whom were hospitalized, Lari said.

She noted that 1,536,606 patients out of a total of 1,793,805 infected people have recovered or been discharged from the hospitals.

Some 3,849 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 121 million people across the world, of whom over 2,700,000 people have lost their lives.