The Iranian health ministry announced on Saturday that 1,529 new cases of coronavirus infection have been diagnosed by the medical centers, noting that more than 85,000 patients have been treated.
“1,529 more patients infected with COVID-19 virus have been identified in the country since yesterday based on confirmed diagnosis criteria,” Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said on Saturday.
He added that the number of coronavirus patients in the country has increased to 106,220 people.
Jahanpour said that 6,589 people have lost their lives due to infection to the virus so far, including 48 in the past 24 hours.
He, meantime, stated that 85,064 infected people have recovered and been discharged from hospital, expressing concern that 2,696 patients infected with COVID-19 virus are in critical conditions.
Jahanpour also noted that 573,220 coronavirus diagnosis tests have been carried out in the country so far.