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The Financial Express

Iran exceeds 2.7m cases of coronavirus

| Updated: May 13, 2021 18:33:33


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Iran has reported 16,409 new COVID-19 cases, raising the country's total infections to 2,707,761.

The pandemic has so far claimed 75,934 lives in Iran, up by 366 in the past 24 hours, the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education said in a written briefing published on its official website on Wednesday.

A total of 2,162,087 people have recovered from the disease or been discharged from hospitals across the country, while 5,501 remain in intensive care units, the ministry said.

The ministry added 17,480,333 tests have so far been carried out across the country, reports Xinhua.

By Wednesday, 1,623,279 people in the country have received coronavirus vaccines, while 319,793 both doses.

Also on Wednesday, Iranian state TV reported that the variants of COVID-19 are under control in the country.

Iran has recently implemented restrictions on businesses and travels in high-risk areas amid a new wave of the virus spread in the country.

Iran reported the first cases of the disease in February 2020.

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