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Health Ministry's Updates on COVID-19 - February 17

2021-02-17 16:09:45
Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman has confirmed 8,042 new cases of COVID-19 infection in 24 hours, increasing the total number of cases to 1,542,076.

In a press briefing on Wednesday, Sima-Sadat Lari said the virus has killed 67 patients since Tuesday noon, raising the overall death toll to 59,184.

So far, Lari added, 1,317,612 patients have recovered from the disease or been discharged from the hospital.

Lari said 3,684 patients are also in critical conditions caused by more severe infection.

The spokeswoman noted that 10,218,318 COVID-19 tests have been taken across the country so far.

She said currently nine cities are in the "red" zone, 39 cities are in the “orange" zone, 228 are in the “yellow" zone, and 172 are in the "blue" zone in terms of coronavirus outbreak.

According to Lari, the "red" cities are all in Khuzestan province in southwestern Iran, and include Abadan, Ahvaz, Mahshahr, Dezful, Dasht-e Azadegan, Shadgan, Shushtar, Karoun, and Hoveyzeh

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