Iran sets a new record for daily deaths from coronavirus pandemic
Iran reported a record number of daily deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday as the second wave of pandemic continues to rise.
346 more people have died due to the virus, rising the country’s coronavirus death toll to 33,299, the Health Ministry Spokeswoman Sima Lari said in her daily press conference.
After 6,968 more people tested positive for coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the number of infections has risen to 581,824 in the country.
There are at least 4,995 people in intensive care units, Lari said, adding that, of those tested positive for the virus, more than 463,611 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.
So far, more than 4,780,000 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 1,166,035 with 43,872,510 cases and more than 32,236,165 recoveries.