The Iranian authorities have registered more than 2,200 new positives in the tests carried out over the past 24 hours to detect cases of COVID-19, bringing the overall balance of the pandemic in the Islamic Republic to over 340,000 infected people.
The Iranian Ministry of Health discovered 2,245 cases in 24 hours, a total of 341,070 since the pandemic began. Of those patients, 295,630 have overcome COVID-19 while 19,492 have lost their lives, 161 more than on Friday, according to the IRNA agency.
Of the most recently discovered infections, 943 correspond to hospital patients. The Iranian government estimates that more than 3,900 people are in serious condition and are currently admitted to intensive care units.
Health Minister Said Namaki announced on Wednesday that some of the country-developed vaccines will “soon” enter the clinical trial phase, though that opened the door to working with other governments to get supplies. Tehran has questioned the vaccine, which Moscow has already registered.