Iran on Saturday confirmed 125 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus, bringing the nationwide death toll to 10,364.

A further 2,456 people tested positive for COVID-19, raising the overall count to 220,180, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said.

She added that a total of 180,661 people have recovered and been discharged from hospitals so far, adding that 2,928 patients remain in critical condition.

Over 1.58 million tests have been conducted in the country to date, Lari noted.

Since originating in China last December, the pandemic has claimed over 494,400 lives in 188 countries and regions.

More than 9.81 million cases have been reported worldwide, while over 4.95 million patients have recovered so far, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

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