News ID: 316864
Published: 0242 GMT October 05, 2021

Iran’s COVID-19 claims 216 lives in 24 hours

Iran’s COVID-19 claims 216 lives in 24 hours

National Desk

Iran’s Health Ministry announced in a statement that daily COVID-19 deaths and infections reached 216 and 13,563, respectively, from Monday to Tuesday.

It said the total COVID-19 death toll and infections since the beginning of the outbreak in the country in late February 2020 stand at 121,563 and 5,651,961, respectively.

According to the ministry, 5,665 COVID-19 patients are in critical condition, and of the newly-detected cases, 1,922 patients have been hospitalized.

It added that 5,135,887 COVID-19 patients have so far either recovered from the disease or have been discharged from hospitals.

According to the statement, 32,723,597 coronavirus diagnostic tests have so far been carried out in the country.

It added that 59,658,307 of COVID-19 vaccines have so far been administrated across Iran.

The ministry said 16 cities in the country are coded red (very high-risk), while 198 are in the orange zone (high-risk).

The number of the country’s yellow (medium-risk) and blue (low-risk) cities are 176 and 58, respectively, according to the ministry.

Iran 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, seeing a resurgence in deaths and infections. The number of casualties, however, has been declining since a few days ago, indicating that the country is past the peak of the fifth wave’s infections and deaths.

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