The latest news about Coronavirus outbreak in Iran, including the latest death toll, number of COVID-19 infections, the number of recovered patients, and the measures taken by the government to contain the disease.
Increasing numbers of Covid-19 infections and fatalities in Iran suggest that another wave of the respiratory disease is probably looming as a new strain of the virus known as Omicron spreads nationwide.
Iran is reporting increasing coronavirus infections as the highly transmissible Omicron variant fast spreads across the country.
The number of Covid cases in Iran are on the rise and now at least one city is marked orange, which means people there risk contracting the disease.
Iran’s Minister of Health, Treatment and Medical Education Bahram Einollahi has said vaccination of children aged 9 to 12 years against Covid will begin soon in Iran after the type of vaccine to be injected is approved.
The daily Covid caseload in Iran is exhibiting an upward trend mainly driven by the new strain of the disease, Omicron. Health Ministry figures showed on Friday that 5,274 new cases were logged in the past 24 hours. They included 383 hospitalizations.
The number of fatalities from the coronavirus remains near record lows in Iran but infections are gradually increasing.
Iran has taken delivery of a batch of AstraZeneca vaccines against COVID-19 donated by Spain to speed up its efforts toward increasing the protection of Afghan refugees against the infectious disease.
Iran’s Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi has said the presence of students in schools is not optional and all of them are required to attend classes.
The main researcher of the Iranian-Australian SpikoGen vaccine project says its booster will increase antibodies fighting the coronavirus by more than 25 times.
Iran’s deputy health minister on Thursday announced that SpikoGen has been approved for the third dose of all Covid-19 vaccines administered inside the country.
The Iranian Health Ministry figures on Tuesday showed that so far 124,519,130 Covid vaccine doses have been administered to people in the country.
Iran has lifted a Covid-related ban on arrivals from neighboring countries.
Iranian Health Minister Bahram Einollahi says 90 percent of the target population in Iran has received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine.