Thursday, February 22, 2024

Worst stage of covid pandemic over in Iran

Iran says it has administered 958,933 doses of Covid vaccine from Wednesday to Thursday. That’s a record in the number of shots given in a single day since the Covid vaccination drive started in the country.

According to official figures released by Iran’s Health Ministry, so far, 21,128,929 people have received the first jab of the vaccine while 11,280,698 others have been fully inoculated. The total number of vaccinated people is 32,409,627.

Authorities said on Thursday 505 more people died of Covid over the past 24 hours, pushing the total death toll to 112,935.

Meanwhile, Iranian healthy ministry official Alireza Reisi says the worst of the pandemic’s fifth wave is over in Iran and the country is seeing a downward trend in most regions especially in Tehran and neighboring Alborz provinces.

Reisi said Iran has just received two shipments of vaccines including 5.5 million doses, adding by October 22, Iran will import 300 million other shots and all Iranians in the first target group, including 61,200,000 people, will be fully vaccinated against Covid.

Reisi urged all people to observe health protocols to speed up the downward trend so that the pandemic subsides in Iran.

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