A planeload of the COVID-19 vaccines, including six million doses of Sinopharm vaccines imported by the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), landed in Tehran on Thursday.
According to the IRCS’ Chief Karim Hemmati, it was the 29th batch of the Sinopharm vaccines imported by the society which was handed over to the representatives of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education at the Imam Khomeini International Airport.
He added that over the past two weeks, 36 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine were imported into the country by IRCS.
Hemmati said a total number of 88,390,000 COVID-19 vaccines have been imported by IRCS into the country since May, Mehr News Agency wrote.
Later in the day, Iran’s Health Ministry in a statement said that the deadly virus claimed 178 more lives in the country from Wednesday to Thursday, increasing the total number of the death to 124,763.
According to the statement, the total COVID-19 infections since the beginning of the outbreak in the country stand at 5,833,525.
It further said 4,485 COVID-19 patients are in critical condition, and of the newly-detected cases, 1,654 individuals have been hospitalized.
Some 5,375,624 COVID-19 patients have so far either recovered from the disease or have been discharged from hospitals.
So far, 34,443,370 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in the country and 77,641,350 doses of COVID jabs have been administered.
The Health Ministry also said nine cities are coded red (very high-risk), while 106 are in the orange zone (high-risk).
The number of the country’s yellow (medium-risk) and blue (low-risk) cities are 228 and 105, respectively, read the statement.