0146 GMT November 29, 2021
Iran’s Health Ministry announced in a statement on Wednesday that the number of administered COVID jab doses in the country surpassed 100 million during the past 24 hours.
According to the ministry, 100,174,837 doses of COVID jabs have so far been administered, of which 56,135,524 have been given to people as the first dose, and 43,396,296 as the second dose.
The ministry added that 546,652 doses of vaccines were administered from Monday to Tuesday.
Since a few months ago and the beginning of the incumbent administration’s term in office under President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi, Iran’s public vaccination process against COVID-19 has gained greater momentum on the back of the rise in imports and the domestic production of jabs, setting new consecutive daily records.
Iran has produced a number of COVID vaccines domestically and received several COVID-19 vaccine batches from Russia (Sputnik V), China (Sinopharm), Japan (AstraZeneca) and India (COVAXIN).
The statement added that daily COVID-19 deaths and cases stood at 125 and 6,251.
According to the ministry, total COVID-19 fatalities and cases since the beginning of the outbreak in the country in late February 2020 stand at 128,531 and 6,057,893, respectively.
It added that 3,463 patients are in critical condition, and 976 new ones have been hospitalized.
The ministry said 5,734,181 people have so far either recovered or have been discharged from hospitals.
According to the statement, 37,359,561 diagnostic tests have so far been carried out.
It 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, the ministry 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, authorities constantly warn against the start of a new wave, calling for full compliance with the health protocols.
On Saturday, the interior minister said concerns about the start of the sixth wave of COVID-19 pandemic in Iran have not yet been fully allayed.
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.