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Health Ministry Reports over 200 New COVID-19 Deaths

2020-08-01 14:36:26
Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman says 216 more patients have died of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, increasing the overall death toll to 16,982.

In a press briefing on Saturday, Sima-Sadat Lari confirmed 2,548 new cases of COVID-19 infection, raising the total number of infections to 306,752.

The spokeswoman said 265,830 patients have so far recovered from COVID-19, but 4,011 are still in critical conditions of the disease.

She added that so far 2,482,553 COVID-19 tests have been taken across the country.

She said the high-risk "red" zones include Tehran, Mazandaran, Fars, East Azarbaijan, Isfahan, Ardabil, Khorasan Razavi, North Khorasan, Alborz, Semnan, Lorestan, Golestan, Kerman, Hormozgan, and Ilam provinces.

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