News ID: 318026
Published: 0130 GMT November 18, 2021

Iran reports 103 daily COVID-19 deaths

Iran reports 103 daily COVID-19 deaths

National Desk

Iran’s Health Ministry announced in a statement that daily COVID-19 deaths and cases stood at 103 and 5,882 from Wednesday to Thursday.

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 128,634 and 6,063,775, respectively.

It added that 3,439 patients are in critical condition, and 862 new ones have been hospitalized.

The ministry said 5,746,487 people have so far either recovered or have been discharged from hospitals.

According to the statement, 37,468,072 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.

So far, 56,282,022 people have received the first dose of the COVID vaccine, 43,783,020 have received the second dose, and the total number of vaccines injected in the country reached 100,748,230 doses.

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.


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