Iran reports 25,261 new COVID-19 cases, 2,194,133 in total

The Nation  |  Apr 16, 2021

The Iranian Health Ministry reported 25,261 new COVID-19 infections and 328 more deaths on Friday, taking the nationwide caseload to 2,194,133 and death toll to 66,008.

According to the daily report of Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education on its official website, 1,761,497 COVID-19 patients have recovered or been discharged from Iranian hospitals as of Friday, and 4,652 others are currently being treated in intensive care units.

Meanwhile, 14,165,771 laboratory tests for COVID-19 have been carried out in the country so far, according to the report.

A total of 372,362 first doses and 112,108 second doses of vaccines against COVID-19 have been administered in the country so far, the ministry added.

By next Friday, the Iranian authorities expect the number of administered jabs will reach 1.3 million across the country, Iran's Minister of Health Saeed Namaki said in a meeting with the provincial headquarters against COVID-19 in Iran's western province of Kermanshah, official IRNA news agency reported.

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Iran announced its first cases of the disease in February 2020. 

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