WORLD Iran reports 6,573 COVID-19 cases, 1,405,414 in total

WORLD

Iran reports 6,573 COVID-19 cases, 1,405,414 in total

Xinhua

21:43, January 29, 2021

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TEHRAN, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Health Ministry reported 6,573 daily COVID-19 cases on Friday, raising the total nationwide infections to 1,405,414.

The pandemic has so far claimed 57,807 lives in Iran, up by 71 in the past 24 hours, said Sima Sadat Lari, the spokeswoman for Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education, during her daily briefing.

Of the newly infected, 650 were hospitalized, said Lari.

A total of 1,196,374 people have recovered from the disease and been discharged from hospitals, while 3,990 remain in intensive care units, she added.

According to the spokeswoman, 9,176,899 tests for the virus have been carried out in Iran as of Friday.

Iran announced its first cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 19, 2020. Enditem

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