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COVID-19 kills 496 more in Iran, a record since its outbreak

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, April 26, IRNA -- Some 496 more Iranians have died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 70,070, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Monday.

With the 496 new victims, the country's total COVID-19 deaths mounted to 70,070, Health Ministry said.

Some 21,026 new cases of infection with the COVID-19 were found over the past 24 hours and 3,734 patients have been hospitalized, it added.

It noted that 1,892,229 patients out of a total of 2,417,230 infected people have recovered or been discharged from the hospitals.

Some 5,244 other COVID-19 patients are in critical conditions and being treated in intensive care units, it stated.

It added that 15,313,657 tests have so far been carried out in Iran.


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