Tehran, Aug 16, IRNA -- Some 147 people in Iran have died as a result of the coronavirus disease over the past 24 hours, Iranian Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Sunday.
Some 2,133 new cases of infection with the COVID-19 were found over the past 24 hours, some 1,019 of whom were hospitalized, Sadat Lari said.
She added that with the 147 new victims, the country's total COVID-19 deaths mounted to 19,639.
Sadat Lari noted that a total of 343,203 Iranians have been confirmed infected with the COVID-19, some 297,486 of whom have recovered or discharged from the hospitals.
Some 3,881 other COVID-19 patients are in critical condition and being treated in intensive care units, the spokeswoman said.
Sadat Lari added that 2,861,825 coronavirus tests have so far been carried out in Iran.