News ID: 316877
Published: 0136 GMT October 07, 2021

Iran reports 233 daily COVID-19 deaths

Iran reports 233 daily COVID-19 deaths

National Desk

Iran's Health Ministry announced the latest daily deaths and infection reached 233 and 11,625 respectively, from Wednesday to Thursday.

It added the total COVID-19 death toll and infections since the beginning of the outbreak in the country in late February 2020 stand at 122,012 and 5,674,083, respectively.

According to the ministry, 5,549 COVID-19 patients are in critical condition, and of the newly-detected cases, 1,742 patients have been hospitalized.

It added that 5,169,999 COVID-19 patients have so far either recovered from the disease or have been discharged from hospitals.

According to the statement, 43,543,099 coronavirus diagnostic tests have so far been carried out in the country.

It added that 61,424,402 doses 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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