News ID: 313406
Published: 0104 GMT May 27, 2021

COVID-19 claims 165 lives in Iran over past 24 hours

COVID-19 claims 165 lives in Iran over past 24 hours

Iran’s Health Ministry announced that the country’s daily COVID-19 deaths and infections stood at 165 and 9,994, respectively, from Wednesday to Thursday.

According to a Health Ministry statement, the total COVID-19 death toll and infections since the outbreak in late February 2020 stand at 79,384 and 2,875,585, respectively, IRNA reported.

It added that 4,475 COVID-19 patients are in critical condition and of the newly-detected cases, 1,322 individuals have been hospitalized.

The ministry added 2,396,540 COVID-19 patients have so far either recovered from the disease or have been discharged from hospitals.

It also announced that 19,430,249 coronavirus diagnostic tests have so far been carried out, and 3,499,563 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to people.

At present, eight cities in the country are coded red (very high-risk) in terms of the spread of the virus, while 233 are in the orange zone (high-risk), noting that based on a decision by the National Task Force for Fighting the Coronavirus, travel to and from these cities is prohibited.

The number of the country’s yellow (medium-risk) and blue (low-risk) cities are 207 and zero, ‎respectively, according to the ministry’s Monday statement.

Iran has been grappling with the fourth wave of COVID-19 infections over the past few weeks that caused the country to see daily record-high deaths and infections of above 450 and 21,000 and impose a partial lockdown in the very high-risk cities, closing certain businesses and public places.

Authorities say the country is past the peak of deaths and infections in the fourth wave.

Resource: IRNA
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