News ID: 317935
Published: 0318 GMT November 15, 2021

Daily COVID deaths decline to 105: Ministry

Daily COVID deaths decline to 105: Ministry

National Desk

Iran registered 20 less daily deaths on Monday, as the new fatalities stood at 105.

The Iranian Health Ministry put at 7,494 the infections from Sunday to Monday.

According to the ministry’s statement the total COVID-19 fatalities and cases since the beginning of the outbreak in the country in late February 2020 stand at 128,272 and 6,045,212, respectively.

It added 3,491 patients are in critical condition, and 1,060 new ones have been hospitalized.

The ministry said 5,708,253 have so far either recovered or have been discharged from hospitals.

The statement added 37,146,083 diagnostic tests have so far been carried out in the country.

The ministry said 26 cities are coded red (very high-risk), while 87 are in the orange zone (high-risk).

The number of yellow (medium-risk) and blue (low-risk) cities are 222 and 113, it added.

Until a few weeks ago, Iran was grappling with a fifth wave of COVID-19 infections, seeing record high daily deaths and cases of over 700 and 40,000, respectively. Although the fifth wave has subsided on the back of the greater momentum of the public vaccination process in the country, authorities constantly warn against the start of a new wave, calling for full compliance with the health protocols.

Earlier, Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi stressed the need for preemptive measures to avert the sixth wave of the pandemic in the country.

Also on Saturday, Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi said concerns about the start of the sixth wave of COVID-19 pandemic in Iran have not been fully allayed yet.

The Health Ministry announced on Friday that the country has not yet entered a nationwide sixth wave of COVID-19 infections, saying hospitalization figures reflect a declining or steady trend in most Iranian provinces.

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

According to the ministry’s Monday statement, 99,042,609 doses of COVID jabs have so far been administered in the country, of which 55,860,065 have been given to people as the first dose, and 42,619,788 as the second dose.

The ministry added 602,019 doses of vaccines were administered during Sunday to Monday.



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