Dec 19, 2020, 2:32 PM
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COVID-19 kills 175 more Iranians over past 24 hours

Tehran, Dec 19, IRNA – Some 175 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours, Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Saturday.

The health ministry spokeswoman said that with the 175  new deaths, the country's total COVID-19 death toll mounted to 53,448.

Some 6,421 new cases of infection with the COVID-19 were found over the past 24 hours, some 822 of whom have been hospitalized, Sadat Lari said.

She said that a total of 1,152,072 Iranians have been confirmed infected with the COVID-19, some  875,943 of whom have recovered or been discharged from the hospitals.

Some 5,591 other COVID-19 patients are in critical conditions and are being treated in intensive care units, the spokeswoman said.

She added that 6,995,726 tests have so far been carried out in Iran.

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