TEHRAN, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) — Iran’s health ministry reported 3,902 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, raising the total confirmed number in the country to 475,674.
The pandemic has so far taken 27,192 lives in Iran, up by 235 in the past 24 hours, said Sima Sadat Lari, spokeswoman for the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education, during her daily briefing.
A total of 392,293 people have recovered from the disease and been discharged from hospitals, while 4,167 remain in intensive care units.
The spokeswoman added that 4,151,445 laboratory tests for the virus have been carried out in Iran by now.
Currently, the risk of infection is high in 26 out of 31 Iranian provinces, according to the spokeswoman.
Iran announced its first cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 19.
Iran and China have offered mutual help in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
In mid-February, at the early stage of the coronavirus outbreak in China, Iran lit up the Tehran Azadi (Liberty) Tower to show its solidarity with China, and donated 3 million masks to China.
In return, China delivered several shipments of medical supplies to Iran. On Feb. 29, a five-member Chinese medical team visited Iran for a month-long mission to help Iran fight the pandemic. Enditem