News ID: 317357
Published: 0334 GMT October 25, 2021

Ministry: Over 30m fully vaccinated against COVID

Ministry: Over 30m fully vaccinated against COVID

National Desk

Over 30 million people in Iran have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, announced the Health Ministry.

In a statement on Monday, the ministry added 51,158,858 people in the country have been given the first dose, bringing the total number of the administered doses to 81,360,772.

It put the number of those who have been given both doses at 30,139,400, saying 62,514 people have received their third dose.

The ministry added 953,984 doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered during the past 24 hours.

Iran’s public vaccination has gained greater momentum over the past few months on the back of the rise in imports and domestic production of vaccines.

The country has received several COVID-19 vaccine batches from Russia (Sputnik V), China (Sinopharm), Japan (AstraZeneca) and India (COVAXIN), and has also developed a number of COVID jabs domestically.


Casualties down


The Iranian Health Ministry added in its Monday statement that the country’s daily COVID-19 deaths and infections dropped to 140 and 7,174, respectively, in the past 24 hours.

The figures stood at 171 and 9,174 during the 24-hour period to Sunday.

The total COVID-19 death toll and infections since the beginning of the outbreak in the country in late February 2020 stand at 125,363 and 5,868,360, respectively.

According to the ministry, 4,256 COVID-19 patients are in critical condition, and of the newly-detected cases, 1,171 individuals have been hospitalized.

Some 5,429,982 COVID-19 patients have so far either recovered from the disease or have been discharged from hospitals.

So far, 34,867,146 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in the country.

The Health Ministry also said 22 cities are coded red (very high-risk), while 128 are in the orange zone (high-risk).

The number of the country’s yellow (medium-risk) and blue (low-risk) cities are 215 and 83, respectively, read the statement.

Iran was grappling with the fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past few months, seeing record high daily deaths and infections of over 700 and 40,000.

In the past few weeks, the death toll and cases have been reflecting a declining trend, indicating that the fifth wave is over.

The authorities, however, say the start of a sixth wave is quite possible in case of laxity in observing the health protocols and a failure to accelerate the public vaccination process.





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