Tehran (IP) - The spokeswoman for the Iranian ministry of health, Sima Sadat Lari said that fortunately, 309,464 COVID-19 patients have recovered so far.

Iran Press/Iran News: The Spokeswoman for the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education Sima Sadat Lari said on Sunday (August 23) that the total number of coronavirus cases in the country has reached 358,905.

Sima Sadat Lari said, with 141 new deaths in the past 24 hours, the death toll from the virus has reached 20,643.

"Unfortunately, 2,113 new cases were diagnosed since yesterday, 882 of whom were hospitalized and the total number of COVID-19 patients reached 358, 905," Lari said.

According to the spokeswoman, 3,841 patients are under severe conditions.

The spokeswoman also added that 3,036,711 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been conducted in Iran so far.

Announcing that 26 provinces of the country are still in a state of alert or red, she added: "Mazandaran, Tehran, Qom, Golestan, North Khorasan, Ardabil, Isfahan, Alborz, Khorasan Razavi, Kerman, Semnan, East Azerbaijan, Markazi, Yazd, and Gilan are in the state of red alert.

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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