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Health Ministry's Updates on COVID-19 - February 24

2021-02-24 18:19:27
Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman has confirmed 8,270 new cases of COVID-19 infection in 24 hours, increasing the total number of cases to 1,598,875.

In a press briefing on Wednesday, Sima-Sadat Lari said the virus has killed 73 patients since Tuesday noon, raising the overall death toll to 59,736.

So far, Lari added, 1,365,253 patients have recovered from the disease or been discharged from the hospital.

Lari said 3,705 patients are also in critical conditions caused by more severe infection.

The spokeswoman noted that 10,616,717 COVID-19 tests have been taken across the country so far.

She said currently 11 cities are in the "red" zone, 52 cities are in the “orange" zone, 217 are in the “yellow" zone, and 168 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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