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15 August 2020 - 21:23
COVID-19 kills 161 more Iranians over past 24 hours

Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Saturday that some 161 more Iranians have died from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 19,492.

Some 2,245 new cases of infection with the COVID-19 were found over the past 24 hours, some 943 of whom were hospitalized, Sadat Lari said.

She added that with the 161 new victims, the country's total COVID-19 deaths mounted to 19,492.

Sadat Lari noted that a total of 341,070 Iranians have been confirmed infected with the COVID-19, some 295,630 of whom have recovered or discharged from the hospitals.

Some 3,911 other COVID-19 patients are in critical condition and being treated in intensive care units, the spokeswoman said.

Sadat Lari added that 2,836,252 Coronavirus tests have so far been carried out in Iran.

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