139 people die of coronavirus pandemic over past 24 hours in Iran
139 people have died from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of the deaths in Iran to 2,517, said Iran's Health Ministry Public Relations Office Kianoush Jahanpour on Saturday.
3,076 new cases have tested positive for coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infected people in Iran to 35,408.
“11,679 people have recovered and discharged from hospitals,” Jahanpour said.
3,026 patients are in critical condition, according to the Health Ministry spokesman.
Iran reported its first confirmed cases of COVID-19 infections on 19 February 2020 in Qom.
Iran has the third highest number of COVID-19 deaths after China and Italy, the highest in Western Asia and the fourth-highest number of COVID-19 cases, surpassed only by Mainland China, Italy, and Spain.