Iran confirms 2,182 new COVID-19 cases, 273,656 in total

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TEHRAN, July 19 (Xinhua) — Iran’s confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 273,656 on Sunday after an overnight registration of 2,182 new infections, state TV reported.

Sima Sadat Lari, the 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, 1,324 have been hospitalized.

The pandemic has so far claimed the lives of 14,188 Iranians, up by 209 in the past 24 hours.

Besides, 237,788 have recovered and been discharged from hospitals while 3,556 remain in critical condition.

According to Lari, 2,148,999 lab tests for COVID-19 have been carried out in Iran as of Sunday.

The Iranian health official said that 10 provinces are 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

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