Iran confirms 2,685 new COVID-19 cases, 309,437 in total

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-02 18:23:12|Editor: huaxia

TEHRAN, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- Iran's confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 309,437 on Sunday after an overnight registration of 2,685 new infections, official IRNA new agency reported.

Sima Sadat Lari, spokeswoman for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education, said at her daily briefing that out of the new cases in the past 24 hours, 1,423 have been hospitalized.

The pandemic has so far claimed 17,190 lives in Iran, up by 208 in the past 24 hours.

Besides, 268,102 have recovered and been discharged from hospitals while 4,089 remain in critical condition.

According to Lari, 2,508,418 lab tests for COVID-19 have been carried out in Iran as of Sunday.

The Iranian health official said 15 provinces remain in high-risk condition.

Iran announced its first cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 19.

Iran and China have offered mutual help in combating the COVID-19 pandemic. Enditem