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COVID-19 kills 126 more Iranians over past 24 hours

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 22, IRNA -- Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Saturday that some 126 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 20,502.

Sima Sadat Lari said on Friday that, with the 126 new victims, the country's total COVID-19 deaths mounted to 20,502.

Some 2,028 new cases of infection with the COVID-19 were found over the past 24 hours, some 707 of whom have been hospitalized, she added.

She noted that a total of 356,792 Iranians have been confirmed infected with the COVID-19, some 307,702 of whom have recovered and were discharged from hospital.

Some 3,850 other COVID-19 patients are in critical condition and being treated in intensive care units, the spokeswoman said.

She added that 3,011,310 tests have so far been carried out in Iran.


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