|  | 

Human Services

COVID-19 claims 407 lives in Iran over past 24 hours: official

Some 407 more Iranians have died from the coronavirus (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 71,758, Iran's Health Ministry announced on Thursday.

A sum of 19,272 new cases of infection with the COVID-19 were found over the past 24 hours, 3,202 of whom were hospitalized, it said.

It added that with the 407 new deaths, the country's total COVID-19 deaths mounted to 71,758.

The Iranian Health Ministry noted that 1,954,321 patients out of a total of 2,499,077 infected people have recovered or been discharged from hospitals.

Some 5,398 COVID-19 patients are in critical condition in intensive care units, it said.

The announcement added that 858,296 people have so far received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while 209, 827 people completed their vaccinations process by receiving the second dose.

Iranian companies and research institutes have been working of several COVID-19 vaccine candidates, among which two candidates began third phase of clinical test and launched mass production.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

The iran News Gazette is mainly concerned with news and information about the Arab region and also covers international issues. Its main objective is to provide reliable and verified information on the Arab region for publishing on the digital landscape.