Feb 26, 2021, 2:57 PM
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COVID-19 claims 69 lives in past 24 hours in Iran: Official

Tehran, Feb 26, IRNA – Some 69 more Iranians have died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 59,899, Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Friday.

Some 8,103 new cases of infection with the COVID-19 were found over the past 24 hours, 592 of whom were hospitalized, Lari said.

She added that with the 69 new victims, the country's total COVID-19 deaths mounted to 59,899.

Lari noted that 1,379,922 patients out of a total of 1,615,184 infected people have recovered or been discharged from the hospitals.

Some 3,720 other COVID-19 patients are in critical condition and being treated in intensive care units, the spokeswoman said.

Since its outbreak, the COVID-19 pandemic has infected about 112 million people across the world, of whom over 2,490,000 people have lost their lives.

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