News ID: 315033
Published: 0204 GMT July 26, 2021

Iran’s daily COVID infections exceed record-high 31,000: Ministry

Iran’s daily COVID infections exceed record-high 31,000: Ministry
IRNA

National Desk

Daily COVID infections in Iran during the 24-hour period to Monday surpassed 31,000, highest since the outbreak in the country in late February 2020, with the deaths standing at 322, announced the Health Ministry.

In a statement on Monday, the ministry put the country’s exact daily COVID-19 infections at 31,814, saying the total COVID-19 infections and death toll stand at 3,723,246 and 89,122, respectively.

It added that 4,982 COVID-19 patients are in critical condition, and of the newly-detected cases, 3,566 individuals have been hospitalized.

The ministry said 3,274,346 COVID-19 patients have so far either recovered from the disease or have been discharged from hospitals.

It also announced that 25,601,224 coronavirus diagnostic tests have so far been carried out in the country, and 10,668,549 doses of COVID vaccines have been administered.

The Health Ministry said 232 cities in the country are coded red (very high-risk), while 117 are in the orange zone (high-risk).

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 99 and zero, ‎respectively, according to the ministry.

 

Emergency directive

 

Iran’s Health Minister Saeed Namaki issued an emergency directive on Monday to begin vaccination of people over 50 years of age in the southeastern province of Kerman against COVID-19, IRNA wrote.

The minister said the decision has been made in view of the impacts of the neighboring provinces on Kerman in terms of the coronavirus spread and given that the province’s daily COVID casualties have reached a peak.

The country has been grappling with a fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic since a few weeks ago mainly sparked by the spread of the Indian coronavirus variant, known as Delta.

Tehran Grand Bazaar and banks as well as all public and private organizations and offices in the Iranian capital were closed for six days, during July 20-25, in an effort to curb the pandemic in the province.

The same closures and COVID restrictions were enforced in the northern province of Alborz, neighboring Tehran.

 

 

 

   
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Resource: IRNA
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