Official: 35 more Iranians die from COVID-19 over past 24 hours
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Tehran, May 16, IRNA -- The head of Iran's Health Ministry's Public Relations Office said on Saturday that some 35 more Iranians died from coronavirus over the past 24 hours to raise the number of the death toll to 6,937.
Kianoush Jahanpour said that and 118,392 have been infected with the virus, from whom 93,147 people have recovered and were discharged from hospitals.
Jahanpour said that 1,757 new infected cases have been detected since yesterday.
The Iranian official noted that 2,716 cases are in critical condition.
He said that 672,679 tests have so far been carried out in Iran, adding that this is the first time after 70 days that the death toll in below 40.
Jahanpour said that Khuzestan Province, southwestern Iran, is still in red condition and has the biggest number of hospitalization and screening.
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