TEHRAN (Tasnim) - The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus in Iran has exceeded 255,000, more than 85 percent of whom have recovered from the disease, the Health Ministry's spokeswoman said.
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Speaking at a daily press conference on Saturday, Sima Sadat Lari said the number of people tested positive for COVID-19 across the country has risen to 255,117 following the detection of 2,397 new cases since yesterday.
Of the new cases detected over the past 24 hours, 1,739 patients have been admitted to the hospital, she added.
Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 3,338 coronavirus patients have critical health conditions because of more severe infection, Lari noted.
She further put the death toll from COVID-19 in Iran at 12,635, saying the disease has taken the lives of 188 patients over the past 24 hours.
At least 217,666 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran, the spokeswoman said.
Lari also noted that more than 1,947,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.
The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has exceeded 12.6 million , and the death toll has surpassed 563,000.