News ID: 315090
Published: 0150 GMT July 28, 2021

Iran’s COVID claims 303 more lives over past 24 hours

Iran’s COVID claims 303 more lives over past 24 hours

National Desk

Daily COVID infections in Iran killed 303 patients across the country during the 24-hour period to Wednesday, increasing the total number of deaths to 89,782, according to the Health Ministry’s figures.

Releasing a statement on Wednesday, the ministry put the exact daily COVID-19 infections at 33,817, saying the total COVID-19 infections since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country in late February 2020 stand at 3,792,014.

It added that 5,205 COVID-19 patients are in critical condition, and of the newly-detected cases, 3,694 individuals have been hospitalized.

The ministry said 3,310,163 COVID-19 patients have so far either recovered from the disease or have been discharged from hospitals.

It also announced that 25,731و940 coronavirus diagnostic tests have so far been carried out in the country, and 11,407,738 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.

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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