News ID: 322682
Published: 0329 GMT July 03, 2022

Daily COVID cases see significant rise, surpass 700: Ministry

Daily COVID cases see significant rise, surpass 700: Ministry
ALI MOAREF/IRNA

National Desk

The number of Iran’s daily COVID-19 cases has witnessed a gradual yet significant rise over the past few days to reach 717 during Saturday to Sunday, according to a report by the Health Ministry.

This comes as over the past weeks, the figure had hardly surpassed 200 and, on some days, had dropped to below 100.

The Health Ministry on Sunday put the daily COVID deaths at six, which brings the total death toll to 141,396, adding that of the newly detected cases, 104 have been hospitalized.

According to the ministry, the total identified COVID cases in the country since the outbreak in late February 2020 have reached 7,239,557, of which 7,063,286 patients have recovered.

At present, the report said, 211 COVID patients are in critical condition and so far, 52,640,758 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in the country.

By Sunday, 64,651,821 people in Iran had received their first dose of the COVID vaccine, of which 58,006,067 had been given a second dose. The number of those who have received a third dose of the vaccine stands at 27,762,924. The ministry put the total number of administered COVID jabs in the country at 150,420,812.

Currently, no city in the country is coded red (very high-risk) or orange (high-risk) in terms of the coronavirus spread. However, the number of the yellow (medium-risk) and blue (low-risk) cities stands at 105 and 343, respectively.

Vaccination against COVID-19 gained greater momentum in Iran under the administration of President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi on the back of the rise in the domestic production and imports of jabs.

Over the past few weeks, the country reported zero daily deaths on some days.

Iranian experts warn that two new fast-spreading sub-variants of Omicron, namely, BA.4 and BA.5, will become the prevailing strains in Iran in the coming weeks.

 

 

 

   
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