The number of Coronavirus infections in Iran officially exceeded the threshold of two million today, Thursday, while the country is witnessing an acceleration in the Corona epidemic’s spread. It has set a new record in the number of daily injections.
According to the Ministry of Health spokeswoman Sima Sadat Larry, the epidemic killed 63,884 people in Iran out of a total of two million and 6,934 infected people. In the past 24 hours, 22,586 injuries were recorded, a new record number.
Iran surpassed previous figures for daily infections with the Coronavirus for the third consecutive day. Yesterday, Wednesday, we recorded 20,954 cases, a significant increase that coincides with the delay in vaccination operations.
The new wave of infections prompted the government to impose new restrictions on Wednesday in several large cities, two weeks after Nowruz, or the Iranian New Year.
A report by the Associated Press said, “It seems that there is no breakthrough regarding Corona’s injuries, at a time when the distribution of vaccines is delayed.”
The Kovacs initiative to distribute vaccines evenly worldwide provided about 700 thousand doses of AstraZeneca vaccine only to Iran. At the same time, other countries were able to vaccinate a much greater number.
Iranian Health Minister Saeed Namaki ordered all parks, restaurants, bakeries, beauty salons, malls, and libraries in the capital, Tehran.
Namaki announced that 250 other cities in Iran are classified within the “red zones,” which are the most dangerous in terms of the high rate of virus transmission among its residents, and 85% of the country is classified within the red or orange areas.
Earlier this week, Namaki warned of another increase in the number of injuries and said that “the authorities have lost control of the rebellious Corona.”