Speaking at a daily press conference on Thursday, Health Ministry’s Spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari put the death toll from the novel coronavirus in Iran at 36,985, saying the disease has taken the lives of 406 patients over the past 24 hours.
She also noted that at least 505,287 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across the country.
The number of people tested positive for COVID-19 infection in Iran has surpassed 654,900 following the detection of 8,772 new cases since Wednesday noon, the spokeswoman added.
Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 5,472 patients have critical health conditions because of more severe infection, Lari noted.
She went on to say that more than 5,110,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.
The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 48.5 million and the death toll has exceeded 1,230,000.