Iran Records Highest Daily Death Toll From COVID-19
IRAN NEWS NATIONAL DESK
TEHRAN – Iran has recorded its highest number of deaths from COVID-19 within a 24-hour period, Health Ministry figures showed on Tuesday.
The 200 deaths reported on Tuesday exceed the previous record from Sunday, when the ministry reported 163 deaths in a day.
The Islamic Republic has recorded a total of 11,931 deaths and 245,688 infections from the coronavirus, ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said in a statement on state TV.
Speaking at a presser on Tuesday about the latest data on the Coronavirus, Sima Sadat Lari said, “According to the definitive laboratory findings and from yesterday to today July 07 in the country, 2,637 new patients with COVID-19 were diagnosed and the number of patients with the disease reached 245,688.”
“1,455 of the new patients were hospitalized,” Lari said.
“Fortunately, 207,000 patients have recovered and discharged so far,” She said.
The Spokeswoman said: “Unfortunately, in the past 24 hours, 200 COVID-19 patients have lost their lives, bringing the total death toll to 11,931.”
The official stated: “3,270 patients are in intensive care units.”
“So far, around 1,846,793 COVID-19 diagnostic tests have been conducted in the country,” the Health Ministry spokeswoman said.
According to the spokeswoman, the provinces of Khuzestan, Kurdistan, Kermanshah, Hormozgan, Bushehr, Khorasan Razavi, East, and West Azerbaijan and Ilam are in a critical situation (Red Status).
The others such as Tehran, Fars, Mazandaran, Hamedan, Zanjan, Sistan and Baluchestan and Alborz are on alert.
Meanwhile yesterday Health Minister Saeed Namaki warned, “Coronavirus is one of the most dangerous and unknown viruses that have entered the human societies, and none of the world’s top virologists have predicted its future.”
Namaki said, “Due to the sanctions and many problems in the country’s economic situation, in the first phase of the disease, we had a difficult period and huge problems, thus with the help of all the people, non-governmental organizations and the sacrifices of the medical staff, we were able to create a great achievement. Death tolls reached about 30 people a day, and we were moving toward single digits mortality.”
“I have said many times that we are playing chess with an unknown virus and normalization of the situation and this delusion that the Coronavirus is over is one of the most dangerous ideas,” Saeed Namaki told reporters, adding: “A new wave has engulfed us in very important and border provinces, West Azerbaijan, Ilam, Khuzestan, Bushehr, Sistan- Baluchistan were affected.”
The Minister of Health said, “Today, we have reached a more favorable situation in provinces such as Kurdistan, Khuzestan, Bushehr, and Kermanshah, but it still does not mean that we have overcome the disease.”
“Wearing a mask and keeping social distancing can make us more than 80 percent immune against Coronavirus. We have to take social distancing seriously and not travel,”
Namaki called on all people to continue to fully and carefully implement health protocols in order to prevent the re-outbreak of the disease.
Warning that elderly people are more vulnerable to the COVID-19, the Health Minister reiterated that it is wrong to think that going to a party and leaving grandparents at home will keep them away and safe from the virus because when their grandchildren return from the party, they transmit the virus.