Mar 19, 2021, 2:35 PM
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COVID-19 claims 68 lives over past 24 hours in Iran: Official

Tehran, March 19, IRNA – Some 68 more Iranians have died from the the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 61,649, Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Friday.

Some 7,620 new cases of infection with the COVID-19 were identified over the past 24 hours, 757 of whom were hospitalized, Lari said.

She noted that 1,528,694 patients out of a total of 1,786,265 infected people have recovered or been discharged from the hospitals.

Some 3,879 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 nearly 121 million people across the world, of whom over 2,700,000 people have lost their lives.

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