Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman says 216 more patients have died of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, increasing the overall death toll to 16,982.
In a press briefing on Saturday, Sima-Sadat Lari confirmed 2,548 new cases of COVID-19 infection, raising the total number of infections to 306,752.
The spokeswoman said 265,830 patients have so far recovered from COVID-19, but 4,011 are still in critical conditions of the disease.
She added that so far 2,482,553 COVID-19 tests have been taken across the country.
She said the high-risk “red” zones include Tehran, Mazandaran, Fars, East Azarbaijan, Isfahan, Ardabil, Khorasan Razavi, North Khorasan, Alborz, Semnan, Lorestan, Golestan, Kerman, Hormozgan, and Ilam provinces.