News ID: 318492
Published: 0248 GMT December 05, 2021

Ministry: No daily COVID-19 death reported in nine provinces

Ministry: No daily COVID-19 death reported in nine provinces

National Desk

The Iranian Health Ministry announced in statement on Sunday that nine provinces reported zero daily COVID-19 fatality.

According to the ministry, the provinces were Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad (southwestern Iran), Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari (southwestern Iran), Qazvin (northern Iran), Bushehr (southern Iran), Ilam (western Iran), Qom (northern Iran), Kermanshah (western Iran), Alborz (northern Iran) and Mazandaran (northern Iran).

It added the country’s daily COVID-19 fatalities and cases stood at 76 and 3,109, respectively.

The total COVID-19 death toll and cases since the beginning of the outbreak in the country in late February 2020 stand at 130,200 and 6,134,465.

It said 3,249 patients are in critical condition, and 593 new ones have been hospitalized.

According to the statement, 5,923,316 people have so far either recovered from the disease or have been discharged from hospitals, and 39,309,078 diagnostic tests have been carried out in the country.

The total number of administered vaccine doses stands at 107,531,771, of which 58,094,169 have been given to people as the first dose, and 48,149,791 as the second one.

In addition, 1,287,811 have received their third dose. Over 388,614 doses were administered during Saturday to Sunday.

Two cities in the country are currently coded red (very high-risk) in terms of the coronavirus spread, while nine cities are in the orange zone (high-risk). The number of yellow (medium-risk) and blue (low-risk) cities are 153 and 284, respectively.

Since the outbreak, Iran has grappled with five waves of COVID-19 infections, with the last one being the greatest and deadliest of all and troubling the country until a few weeks ago. Sparked mainly due to the spread of the Delta variant, the wave caused the country see record high daily deaths and cases of over 700 and 40,000, respectively.

Although the wave has subsided thanks to the increased pace of the public vaccination process, authorities constantly warn against the start of a new wave given the spread of the new strain of the coronavirus, known as Omicron, calling for full compliance with the health protocols.

Iran’s public vaccination has gained greater momentum over the past few months on the back of an increase in imports and domestic production. The country 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).





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