Aug 17, 2020, 2:31 PM
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Official: 165 more Iranians die from COVID-19 over past 24 hours

Tehran, Aug 17, IRNA – Some 165 people in Iran have died from coronavirus disease over the past 24 hours, Iranian Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Monday.

Some 2,247  new cases of infection with the COVID-19 were found over the past 24 hours, some  1,255 of whom were hospitalized, Sadat Lari said.

She added that with the 165 new victims, the country's total COVID-19 deaths mounted to 19,804.

Sadat Lari noted that a total of 345,450 Iranians have been confirmed infected with the COVID-19, some 299,157 of whom have recovered or discharged from the hospitals.

Some 3,773 other COVID-19 patients are in critical condition and being treated in intensive care units, the spokeswoman said.

Sadat Lari added that 2,887,838 coronavirus tests have so far been carried out in Iran.


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