Iran Covid-19 live Update: Over 700 deaths in a single day, 40,623 new cases

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Publish Date: 18:53 - 24 August 2021
Tuesday, 24 August 2021 (YJC)_ The Iranian Health Ministry announced that 40,623 new Covid-19 cases has been detected in the country in the past 24 hrs.

Iran Covid-19 live Update: Over 700 deaths in a single day, 40,623 new casesThe Iranian Health Ministry spokesperson announced on Tuesday that 40,623 new COVID-19 infections have been detected across the country in the past 24 hours, 5,487 of whom required hospitalization.

“40,623 COVID-19 infections and 709 deaths due to the disease in the past 24 hours” the spox said while adding that “This brings the total number of cases to more than 4,756,394.”

 The spokesperson went on to say that “709 COVID patients have lost their lives in the past 24 hours that bring the total death toll 103,357.”

“7,727 people are being treated in ICUs in hospitals across the country, while 3,993,211 have already gained recovery,” ministry added.

Iranian Health Ministry's Public Relations Center also said that 28,093,587 coronavirus diagnosis tests have so far been carried out across the country. The center warned that 359 cities are rated red, 59 cities are orange, and 30 cities are yellow.

Iran has seen a major surge in the number of coronavirus deaths and infections in recent days as the Delta variant of the virus continues to spread across the country.

According to the latest figures, more than 213,567,694 people have so far been infected with the novel coronavirus globally, with the deaths standing at 4,458,419 and recoveries amounting to 191,118,659.



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