Official: Iran COVID-19 death toll drops to 86

Baku, March 2, AZERTAC

Some 86 more Iranians have died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 60,276, Iran's Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Tuesday, according to IRNA.

Some 8,495 new cases of infection with the COVID-19 were found over the past 24 hours, 784 of whom were hospitalized, Lari said.

She added that with the 86 new victims, the country's total COVID-19 deaths mounted to 60,276.

Lari noted that 1,406,845 patients out of a total of 1,648,174 infected people have recovered or been discharged from the hospitals.

Some 3,738 other COVID-19 patients are in critical condition and being treated in intensive care units, the spokeswoman said.

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