Tehran (IP) - The Spokeswoman for Iran's Ministry of Health Sima Sadat Lari announced on Thursday that so far, 517,835 people in the country have been infected with the coronavirus, and 418,054 of the total infected people have recovered.

Iran PressIran news: "According to definitive laboratory findings from yesterday to October 15, 2020, 4,616 new patients with COVID-19 were diagnosed, out of whom 2,031 of patients were hospitalized," Lari stated.

She added that in the past 24 hours, 256 COVID-19 patients have lost their lives, bringing the total death toll to 29,605.4,671 COVID-19 patients are in critical condition.

"So far, 4,426,779 COVID-19 diagnosis tests have been conducted," the Health Ministry Spokeswoman noted.

She pointed out that Provinces of Tehran, Isfahan, Qom, East Azarbaijan, South Khorasan, Semnan, Qazvin, Lorestan, Ardabil, Khuzestan, Kermanshah, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Gilan, Bushehr, Zanjan, Ilam, Khorasan Razavi, Mazandaran, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Alborz, West Azarbaijan, Markazi, Kerman, North Khorasan, Hamadan, and Yazd are regarded as red zones.

According to the Health Ministry Spokeswoman, provinces of Kordestan, Hormozgan, Fars, and Golestan are on alert.

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