Iran reports new daily record cases of COVID-19
After 8,293 more people tested positive for coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the number of infections has risen to 596,941 in Iran, the Health Ministry Spokeswoman Sima Lari said in her daily press conference on Thursday.
339 more people have died from coronavirus over the past 24 hours in the country, bringing the number of deaths from the virus to 34,113.
There are at least 5,055 people in intensive care units, Lari said, adding that, of those tested positive for the virus, more than 472,598 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.
So far, more than 4,850,000 have been taken across the country to detect infected cases, said the Health Ministry spokeswoman.
According to Worldometer, which is a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics, the global death toll from coronavirus has surpassed 1,181,196 with 44,912,842 cases and more than 32,797,232 recoveries.