TEHRAN, June 13 (Xinhua) — Iran reported 2,410 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, raising the total number in the country to 184,955, official IRNA news agency reported.
Sima Sadat Lari, spokeswoman for Ministry of Health and Medical Education, said during his daily update that 71 more died overnight, taking the death toll from coronavirus to 8,730.
So far, 146,748 have recovered and 2,755 remain in critical condition, added Lari.
A total of 1,219,400 lab tests for COVID-19 have been carried out in Iran as of Saturday, according to the spokeswoman.
Iran announced its first cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 19.
Iran and China have offered mutual help in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
In mid-February, at the early stage of the coronavirus outbreak in China, Iran lit up the Tehran Azadi (Liberty) Tower to show its solidarity with China, and donated 3 million masks.
In return, China has delivered several shipments of medical supplies to Iran. On Feb. 29, a five-member Chinese medical team visited Iran on a month-long mission to help it fight the pandemic. Enditem
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