An Iranian policeman adjusts his mask on a street in Tehran, Iran, on March 7, 2020. The novel coronavirus has claimed 194 lives in Iran, the Ministry of Health and Medical Education announced Sunday. Kianush Jahanpur, head of Public Relations and Information Center of the ministry, said the total number of the confirmed cases now stands at 6,566, of whom 2,134 have recovered. Tehran records 1,805 cases of infection, the highest number among the country's provinces, followed by Qom with 685 cases and Mazandaran with 620 cases. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)
An Iranian policeman adjusts his mask on a street in Tehran, Iran, on March 7, 2020. The novel coronavirus has claimed 194 lives in Iran, the Ministry of Health and Medical Education announced Sunday. Kianush Jahanpur, head of Public Relations and Information Center of the ministry, said the total number of the confirmed cases now stands at 6,566, of whom 2,134 have recovered. Tehran records 1,805 cases of infection, the highest number among the country's provinces, followed by Qom with 685 cases and Mazandaran with 620 cases. (Photo by Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua)

Iranian Health Ministry reported that 65 more people died from the novel coronavirus overnight, pushing the total to 6,156 as of Saturday, according to the state TV.

Kianush Jahanpur, head of Public Relations and Information Center of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, updated daily figures showing 802 new confirmed cases, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 96,448.

According to the data, the number of recovered patients stands at 77,350 so far, while 2,787 people are still in critical condition.

The number of administered lab tests since the outbreak of the disease across the country is 484,541, said Jahanpur.

Iran announced its first cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 19. Enditem

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