News ID: 318640
Published: 0313 GMT December 11, 2021
19 provinces report one or zero death in 24 hours

Daily COVID cases below 2,000 after 460 days, deaths at 58: Ministry

Daily COVID cases below 2,000 after 460 days, deaths at 58: Ministry
IRNA

The Iranian Health Ministry announced in a statement on Saturday that daily COVID-19 infections in the country dropped to below 2,000 for the first time after 460 days, and 19 provinces reported either zero or one death during the past 24 hours.

September 6, 2020 was the last time Iran reported daily cases of below 2,000.

The ministry added the country’s exact daily COVID-19 cases and fatalities in the past 24 hours stood at 1,681 and 58, respectively.

The total COVID-19 death toll and cases since the beginning of the outbreak in the country in late February 2020 stand at 130,661 and 6,152,524.

It said 3,126 patients are in critical condition, and 286 new ones have been hospitalized.

According to the statement, 5,963,373 people have so far either recovered from the disease or have been discharged from hospitals, and 39,951,481 diagnostic tests have been carried out in the country.

Over the 24 hours to Saturday, the ministry said, 19 provinces reported either one or zero daily death.

The provinces with no COVID deaths were Lorestan (western Iran), Golestan (northern Iran), Qom (northern Iran), Ardebil (northwestern Iran), Hormuzgan (southern Iran), Bushehr (southern Iran), North Khorasan (northeastern Iran) and Qazvin (northern Iran). In addition, solely one daily fatality was reported in Sistan and Baluchestan (southeastern Iran), South Khorasan (eastern Iran), Zanjan (northwestern Iran), Hamedan (western Iran), Mazandaran (northern Iran), Khuzestan (southwestern Iran), Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari (southwestern Iran), Kurdestan (northwestern Iran), Ilam (western Iran), Alborz (northern Iran) and Semnan (northern Iran).

No city in the country is currently coded red (very high-risk) in terms of the coronavirus spread, while eight cities are in the orange zone (high-risk). The number of yellow (medium-risk) and blue (low-risk) cities are 119 and 321, respectively.

The drop in Iran’s COVID casualties is mainly the outcome of the greater momentum of the public vaccination process, on the back of the rise in jab imports and domestic production, since the beginning of the new administration’s term in office under President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi.

The country has imported 86 batches (over 150 million doses) of COVID-19 jabs and produced a number of vaccines domestically including Fakhra (Defense Ministry), Noura (the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps), Razi Cov Pars (Razi Vaccine and Serum Research Institute), COVIran Barekat (Barakat Foundation) and Soberana 2 – or PastoCoVac (Cuba’s Instituto Finlay de Vacunas and Iran’s Pasteur Institute).

According to the ministry’s statement, the total number of administered vaccine doses in the country stands at 109,990,724, of which 58,595,066 have been given to people as the first dose, and 49,157,835 as the second dose.

In addition, 2,237,841 people have received their third dose. During Thursday to Friday, 303,336 doses were administered.

 

 

 

 

   
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