Iran’s daily death toll from coronavirus hit record high on Thursday when 221 new deaths were reported over the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry Spokeswoman Sima Lari said in her daily press conference.

A total of 12,305 people has so far lost their lives due to coronavirus pandemic, Lari noted.

After 2,079 more people tested positive for coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the number of infections has risen to 250,458 in the country.

There are at least 3,324 people in intensive care units, Lari said, adding that, of those tested positive for the virus, 212,176 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital.

So far, more than 1,897,803 tests have been taken across the country to detect infected cases, said the Health Ministry spokeswoman.

According to Worldometer, which is a reference website that provides counters and real-time statistics for diverse topics, the global death toll from coronavirus has surpassed 552,781 with 12,196,982 cases and more than 7,093,769 recoveries. (ILKHA)

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