News ID: 302082
Published: 0131 GMT April 12, 2021

Ministry: Daily COVID-19 deaths stand at 274, new cases top 23,000

Ministry: Daily COVID-19 deaths stand at 274, new cases top 23,000

Iran’s daily deaths from the COVID-19 stood at 274 during the 24-hour period to Monday, with the new infections exceeding 23,300, announced the Health Ministry.

Providing the latest statistics on the COVID-19 infections in Iran on Monday, the Health Ministrys spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said the total number of people testing positive for the coronavirus in the country surpassed 2,093,400 after the detection of 23,311 new cases since Sunday, Tasnim News Agency reported.

She added the pandemic has claimed 64,764 lives since the beginning of its outbreak in the country in late February 2020.

More than 1.72 million patients have so far either recovered from the disease or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran, Lari said.

She said 440 out of those currently undergoing treatment in Iranian medical centers are in critical conditions.

The spokeswoman also noted that more than 13.77 million coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.

On Saturday, Lari said 257 cities in the country are coded red (very high-risk), while 129 cities are categorized as orange (high-risk), adding that based on a decision by the National Task Force for Fighting the Coronavirus, travel to and from these cities is prohibited, according to IRNA.

She put the number of the countrys yellow (medium-risk) and blue (low-risk) cities at 51 and 11, respectively.

On Friday, the spokeswoman said the pace of hospitalizations in the new COVID-19 wave in Iran is 3.7 times faster than the previous ones.

Speaking on Sunday, Health Minister Saeed Namaki said the map of Iranian citiessituation in terms of the coronavirus spread indicates that the worst days are still ahead of the country.

He added that prior to the Norouz holidays (March 21-April 2), celebrated to mark the New Year in Iran and the arrival of spring, I warned that although the peoples resilience is important, that of the countrys medical staff, who have not had a single good day over the past 14 months, is far more important.”

On Saturday, all Iranian cities located in the red and orange zones entered a two-week partial lockdown.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has exceeded 136 million, with the death toll surpassing 2.95 million.



Resource: Tasnim News Agency
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