TEHRAN, Feb. 24, 2020 (Xinhua) -- People wearing masks walk in downtown Tehran, Iran, Feb. 23, 2020. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday issued an order to form a national headquarters to cope with the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in the . Image Source: IANS News

Tehran, Aug 26 : The death toll in Iran due to the dreaded Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) has climbed to 21,020 on Wednesday after an overnight registration of 119 new fatalities, the Ministry of Health and Medical Education said.

At her daily briefing, Sima Sadat Lari, the spokeswoman for the Iranian Health Ministry, confirmed a total of 365,606 Covid-19 cases after 2,243 new infections were detected in the last 24 hours, Xinhua news agency reported.

Of the new cases, 1,121 have been hospitalised, Lari said.

A total of 314,870 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals while 3,831 patients remain under intensive care in the hospitals across the country, she added.

Besides, 3,113,806 lab tests have so far been conducted in Iran, she said.

The spokeswoman added that 13 Iranian provinces are in the high-risk condition.

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