Iran’s COVID-19 cases surpass 300,000

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Iran has crossed the major threshold of 300,000 as 26 of the country’s 31 provinces are announced either on red alert, or in an alarming state.

1 August 2020
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The total number of COVID-19 cases in Iran has crossed the major threshold of 300,000 as 26 of the country’s 31 provinces are announced either on red alert, or in an alarming state.

 “With 2,674 fresh cases, the country has overall recorded over 304,000 coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic,” Sima Sadat Lari, the spokeswoman of Iran’s health ministry said on Friday.

Over a 24-hour period, the novel coronavirus claimed the lives of over 197 Iranians, taking the total death toll to 16,766, she added.

Iran has administered over 2.45 million diagnostic tests to detect the infection in potential Covid-19 patients, the spokeswoman said.

“So far, 263,519 have recovered from the disease or been discharged … Some 4,021 are in serious condition,” she said.

The health official noted that 26 of the country’s 31 provinces are either on red alert, or in an alarming state.

More than 17.5 million have been diagnosed with Covid-19 worldwide and 678,000 have died.

 

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