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Speaking at a daily press conference on Tuesday, Sima Sadat Lari said the total number of people tested positive for COVID-19 in Iran has surpassed 1,963,000 after the detection of 17,430 new cases since yesterday.

Of the new cases detected over the past 24 hours, 2,369 patients have been admitted to the hospital, she added.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 4,138 coronavirus patients have critical health conditions because of more severe infection, Lari noted.

She further put the death toll from COVID-19 in Iran at 63,506, saying the disease has taken the lives of 174 patients over the past 24 hours.

At least 1,667,000 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran, the spokeswoman said.

Lari also noted that more than 13.25 million coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 132 million and the death toll has exceeded 2.87 million.