0455 GMT January 19, 2022
The Iranian Health Ministry announced in a statement on Sunday that the country’s daily COVID-19 fatalities and cases in the past 24 hours stood at 31 and 1,480, respectively.
According to the ministry, the total COVID-19 death toll and cases since the beginning of the outbreak in the country in late February 2020 stand at 131,878 and 6,206,405.
It said 1,775 patients are in critical condition, and 226 new ones have been hospitalized.
According to the statement, 6,051,812 people have so far either recovered or have been discharged from hospitals, and 42,826,837 diagnostic tests have been carried out in the country.
The Health Ministry added the total number of administered vaccine doses in the country stands at 122,998,520, of which 60,107,219 have been given to people as the first dose, 52,627,529 as the second dose, and 10,263,772 as the third, booster, shot.
Iran on December 19 said the first definite case of infection with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus was detected in the country and two suspicious patients were also identified.
According to the latest figure, a total of 467 cases of the Omicron variant have been detected in the country.
On Sunday, a member of the national anti-COVID scientific committee, Orang Ilami, said the percentage of the positive Omicron test results are on the rise in the country, reaching 27.73 percent of the entire samples from 8.7 percent, in the past three weeks.