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Health Ministry's Updates on COVID-19 - September 18

2020-09-18 09:44:21
Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman says 416,198 patients have contracted the novel coronavirus so far, including 3,049 new cases identified in the past 24 hours, the highest daily rise in new patients since June 6.

In a press briefing on Friday, Sima-Sadat Lari said the virus has killed 144 patients since Thursday noon, increasing the overall death toll to 23,952.

So far, she added, 355,505 patients have recovered from the disease or been discharged from the hospital.

Lari said 3,869 patients are also in critical conditions caused by more severe infection.

The spokeswoman noted that 3,559,565 COVID-19 tests have been taken across the country so far.

She said the high-risk "red" zones include Tehran, Qom, Mazandaran, East Azarbaijan, Isfahan, Yazd, Khorasan Razavi, North Khorasan, Semnan, Gilan, Zanjan, Qazvin, and Kerman provinces.

The "orange" zones also include Lorestan, Ardabil, Golestan, Markazi, Alborz, Hormozgan, Ilam, Fars, Bushehr, West Azarbaijan, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Kermanshah, South Khorasan, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, and Khuzestan provinces, she added.

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