Tehran (IP) - The spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health, Sima Sadat Lari in her presser said, so far, 347,835 people in the country have definitely been infected with the coronavirus, and 300,881 of the total infected people have recovered and discharged so far.

Iran Press/Iran News: Iran's Ministry of Health Spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari on Tuesday reported the latest data on the coronavirus in the country and the deaths caused by the virus.

She said, "According to the definitive laboratory findings and from yesterday to August 18 in the country, 2,385 new patients with COVID-19 were diagnosed in the country and the number of patients with this disease reached 347,835".

1,066  of the new patients were hospitalized, Lari reported.

The Spokeswoman said, "Unfortunately, in the past 24 hours, 168 COVID-19 patients have lost their lives, and 19,972 people have lost their lives in the country to date." 

Lari also added that 2,914,049 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.

The spokesman of the Ministry of Health added: Mazandaran, Tehran, Qom, Golestan, North Khorasan, Ardabil, Isfahan, Alborz, Khorasan Razavi, Kerman, Semnan, East Azerbaijan, Markazi, Yazd, and Gilan provinces are in a red situation.

The provinces of Fars, Ilam, Lorestan, Hormozgan, Zanjan, Qazvin, West Azerbaijan, Bushehr, Hamedan, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad are also on alert.


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