1101 GMT May 28, 2022
Three people have died from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, IRNA quoted the Health Ministry as saying on Tuesday.
The last time Iran experienced a daily coronavirus-related death rate as low as three was two years ago in early 2020, over a month after the first COVID-19 death case was confirmed in the country.
A mere 460 cases of infection with COVID-19 were registered in the country over the past 24 hours, 82 of which required hospitalization, the ministry said.
It noted that 7,010,698 patients, out of a total of 7,226,219 infected people, have recovered or been discharged from hospitals.
Some 836 COVID-19 patients are in critical condition, it added.
The Health Ministry also announced that 64,398,577 Iranians have received the first dose, and 57,648,380 people have so far received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Moreover, 27,216,318 people have received the third, booster shot.
Iranian Health Minister Bahram Einollahi on Monday praised the country’s performance in controlling the pandemic, mentioning public vaccination, the short duration of vaccination, and the type of vaccines used across the country as the three key factors for the success in controlling the disease.
Iranian Deputy Health Minister Saeid Karimi also explained on Monday that the type of vaccine most used in the country is the recombinant protein vaccines, together with inactivated virus vaccines that have helped control COVID-19 in Iran.