Daily COVID infections in Iran surpassed 34,000, highest since the outbreak in the country in late February 2020, from Wednesday to Thursday with the deaths standing at 292, announced the Health Ministry.
In a statement on Thursday, the ministry put the country’s exact daily COVID-19 infections at 34,433, saying the total COVID-19 infections and death toll stand at 3,826,447 and 89,782, respectively.
It added that 5,296 COVID-19 patients are in critical condition, and of the newly-detected cases, 3,506 individuals have been hospitalized.
The ministry said 3,329,065 COVID-19 patients have so far either recovered from the disease or have been discharged from hospitals.
It also announced that 25,795,151 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.