News ID: 319362
Published: 0309 GMT January 12, 2022

Iran’s daily COVID cases surpass 2,000, deaths hit 32: Ministry

Iran’s daily COVID cases surpass 2,000, deaths hit 32: Ministry

National Desk

The Iranian Health Ministry announced on Wednesday that the country’s new daily COVID-19 infections surpassed 2,000.

The ministry announced in a statement that the country’s daily COVID-19 infections and fatalities in the past 24 hours reached 2,089 and 32.

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 131,972 and 6,212,387.

It said 1,533 patients are in critical condition, and 284 new ones have been hospitalized.

According to the statement, 6,056,633 people have so far either recovered or have been discharged from hospitals, and 43,069,904 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 124,519,130, of which 60,217,847 have been given to people as the first dose, 52,896,482 as the second dose, and 11,404,801 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.‎ since then, the coutnry has reported over 500 confirmed cases of infection with the new strain.



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