TEHRAN, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Iran's confirmed novel coronavirus cases rose to 336,324 on Thursday after an overnight registration of 2,625 new infections, official IRNA news agency reported.
At her daily briefing, Sima Sadat Lari, the spokeswoman for Iran's Ministry of Health and Medical Education, said out of the new cases in the past 24 hours, 1,246 patients needed to be hospitalized.
The COVID-19 pandemic has so far claimed the lives of 19,162 Iranians, up by 174 in the past 24 hours, she said.
Besides, 292,058 have recovered and been discharged from hospitals while 3,971 remain in critical condition.
According to Sadat Lari's figures, 2,788,027 lab tests for COVID-19 have been carried out in Iran as of Thursday.
She said 15 provinces remain in high risk, while 11 others are in alert situation over COVID-19.