Thu, 21 Jan 2021

TEHRAN, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Health Ministry reported 13,721 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, raising the total nationwide infections to 880,542.

The pandemic has so far claimed 45,738 lives in Iran, up by 483 in the past 24 hours, said Sima Sadat Lari, spokeswoman for the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education during her daily briefing.

A total of 617,715 people have recovered from the disease and been discharged from hospitals, while 5,824 remain in intensive care units, Lari added.

According to the spokeswoman, 5,871,098 tests for the virus have been carried out in Iran as of Tuesday.

Currently, the risk of infection is high in 27 Iranian provinces, Lari noted.

Iran announced its first cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 19.

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