Some 8,404 new cases of infection with the COVID-19 were found over the past 24 hours, 709 of whom were hospitalized, Lari said.
She added that with the 78 new victims, the country’s total COVID-19 deaths mounted to 60,431.
Lari noted that 1,420,958 patients out of a total of 1,665,103 infected people have recovered or been discharged from the hospitals.
Some 3,760 other COVID-19 patients are in critical condition and being treated in intensive care units, the spokeswoman said.
Since its outbreak, the COVID-19 pandemic has infected more than 114 million people across the world, of whom over 2,530,000 people have lost their lives.
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