The Iranian Ministry of Health has confirmed 2,397 new infections and 188 deaths in the past few hours, and has exceeded 255,000 coronavirus cases since the pandemic was declared.
The ministry spokeswoman, Sima Sadat Lari, has confirmed that a total of 255,117 people are infected with coronavirus and the number of people who have died in the country is already 12,635.
The number of daily infections has continued the usual trend of the past few weeks, while the number of deaths has increased again in the past few hours and is close to the record when the Ministry of Health confirmed 221 deaths in just 24 hours on Thursday.
Of the new cases, 1,739 had to be hospitalized by the official Iranian news agency IRNA. The total number of patients in the intensive care unit is 3,338.
A total of 217,666 patients were discharged.
By region, the spokesman confirmed the state of high alert in Juzestán, Azarbaiyán Este, Jorasán Razavi, Hormozgán and Jorasán Norte. The alarm was also raised in the capital Tehran, Alborz, Lorestán and Jorasán del Sur.