Tehran: Iran’s confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 259,652 on Monday after an overnight registration of 2,349 new infections, the official IRNA news agency reported. Also Read - Coronavirus Cases in Delhi Cross 1.45 Lakh-mark, Kejriwal Says Situation Under Control | Top Developments

At her daily briefing, Sima Sadat Lari, spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, said the new cases include 1,581 in hospital, Xinhua reported. The pandemic has so far claimed 13,032 lives in Iran, up by 203 in the past 24 hours, she added. Also Read - Satish Shah Tested COVID-19 Positive in July, Was Admitted to Hospital, Now Under Home Quarantine

Besides, 222,539 have recovered and been discharged from hospitals while 3,375 remain in critical condition, the spokeswoman noted. Also Read - 'Many From Outside Getting Tested Here': Delhi Health Minister on Rise in Capital's COVID-19 Cases

According to Lari, 1,997,967 lab tests for Covid-19 have been carried out in Iran as of Monday. Iran announced its first cases of Covid-19 on February 19.