Simasadat Lari, spokesman for the Ministry of Health, said: “From yesterday until today, December 22, 2016, based on definitive diagnostic criteria, 6,151 new patients with Covid 19 were identified in the country, of whom 991 are hospitalized.”
He said: the total number of Covid 19 patients in the country reached one million 164 thousand 535 people.
Larry added: “Unfortunately, during the last 24 hours, 191 Covid patients lost 19 lives and the total number of deaths from this disease reached 53,816.
“Fortunately, 894,366 patients have recovered or been discharged from hospitals so far,” he said. 5519 patients with Covid 19 are being cared for in severe condition.
The spokesman of the Ministry of Health pointed out: So far, 7 million 97 thousand 556 diagnostic tests of Covid 19 have been performed in the country. Currently, according to the latest analysis, 205 cities are in orange and 243 cities are in yellow.