Iran records 5,945 new COVID-19 cases

Iran records 5,945 new COVID-19 cases

Iranian authorities announced on Sunday 5,945 new COVID-19 confirmed cases, taking the tally to 1,372,977 in the country, the official website of Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education said.

Of the newly infected in the past 24 hours, 437 had to be hospitalized, spokeswoman for the ministry Sima Sadat Lari said at her daily briefing.

She said that 89 new deaths related to the coronavirus were registered, raising the death toll to 57,383, Xinhua reported.

The spokeswoman said that 1,164,794 COVID-19 patients have recovered or been released from Iranian hospitals, while 4,090 others are currently in critical condition.

Iran announced its first cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 19, 2020. Iran and China have been offering mutual help in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

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