Providing the latest statistics on the coronavirus infection, Sima Sadat Lari said on Wednesday that the total number of people tested positive for COVID-19 in the country has surpassed 2,459,900 after the detection of 21,713 new cases since yesterday.
The pandemic has claimed 434 lives over the past 24 hours, while the overall coronavirus death toll in Iran stands at 70,966, she added.
More than 1,923,000 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran, Lari said.
Among those undergoing treatment at present, 5,338 are being kept in the intensive care units of medical centers because of critical health conditions, she said.
She also said more that more than 15.56 million coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far and 744,914 people have received the first dose of coronavirus vaccine.
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