News ID: 275865
Published: 0354 GMT October 24, 2020

COVID-19 claims 335 more lives in Iran

COVID-19 claims 335 more lives in Iran

Iran's Health Ministry announced the novel coronavirus has killed 335 more Iranians from Friday to Saturday, mounting the total death number to 32,320.

According to Spokeswoman of the Health Ministry Sima Sadat Lari, the country’s total coronavirus cases have risen to 562,705 following the detection of 5,814 new cases over the past 24 hours, IRNA reported.

At least 450,891 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran, Lari added.

She added out of the total 5,814 new diagnosed cases in the past 24 hours, 2,169 patients have been hospitalized.

She noted among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 4,952 coronavirus patients have critical health conditions because of more severe infection.

Lari further said that some 4,689,118 coronavirus diagnostic tests have so far been carried out in Iran.

Iran has been announced the worst-hit country by coronavirus in the West Asia.

Earlier in the day, Lari announced tough restrictions will be enforced in 43 cities as of Monday (October 26) due to worsening critical COVID-19 situation. She added the restrictions will be extended another week if necessary.

According to Lari, under the new scheme only 50% of the government employees will be present at their workplaces in Tehran and the rest will work online.


Resource: IRNA
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