News ID: 303041
Published: 0209 GMT May 14, 2021

Iran’s COVID infections, deaths on decline: Ministry

Iran’s COVID infections, deaths on decline: Ministry

National Desk

The number of Iran’s daily COVID-19 infections and deaths during the 24-hour period to Friday continued to reflect the declining trend which started a few days ago, reaching 202 and 10,145 respectively, according to a Health Ministry statement.

On Thursday, the ministry put the figures at 297 and 14,246, both indicating a remarkable decrease compared to the country’s deaths and infections on Wednesday, which were 366 and 16,409, IRNA reported.

It comes as the country has been struggling with a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections over the past few weeks that caused it see daily record-high deaths and infections of above 450 and 21,000, impose a partial lockdown in very high-risk cities, in terms of the spread of the virus, and shut down certain businesses and public places.

The Friday statement said 76,433 COVID-19 patients have lost their lives to the disease since the outbreak of the pandemic in Iran in late February 2020.

It added 5,468 COVID-19 Iranian patients are in critical condition and of the newly detected cases, 1,545 patients have been hospitalized.

The ministry put the country’s total number of infections at 2,732,152.

The ministry’s statement added that a total of 2,196,197 COVID-19 patients have so far either recovered from the disease or been discharged from the country’s hospitals.

It said 46 cities in the country are coded red (very high-risk) in terms of the coronavirus spread, while 263 cities are in the orange (high-risk) zones, noting that based on a decision by the anti-‎coronavirus task force, travel to and from these cities is prohibited.

The number of the country’s yellow (medium-risk) and blue (low-risk) cities are  139 and zero, ‎respectively, according to the statement.

The ministry also announced that 17,750,149 coronavirus diagnostic tests have so far been carried out in the country, and 2,056,598 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been given to people.



Resource: IRNA
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