News ID: 90232
Publish Date : 15 May 2021 - 21:46
TEHRAN (Dispatches) – President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday Iran has put behind the fourth peak of COVID-19 infections as he stressed the need to strictly observe the health protocols.
"Thanks to the efforts and sacrifices of the health sector’s personnel and the people’s compliance with the health protocols, a downward trend in the number of coronavirus infections and deaths has begun in all provinces,” Rouhani said at a meeting of the coronavirus task force.
According to reports he has received, the overall situation across the country has improved so much as so that only three cities remain in red alert, Rouhani said.
A full compliance with the health protocols is a religious, national and human responsibility for all, he added.
Rouhani said necessary preparations have been made to make sure that the upcoming elections in the country on June 18 are held in a healthy environment where all protocols are observed.
 Iran’s Health Ministry on Saturday reported 7,723 new COVID-19 cases, taking the country’s total infections to 2,739,875.
The pandemic has so far claimed 76,633 lives in Iran, up by 200 in the past 24 hours, ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said during her daily briefing.
A total of 2,210,851 people have recovered from the disease or been discharged from hospitals across the country, while 5,396 remain in intensive care units, said Lari.
The ministry said 17,882,461 tests have so far been carried out across the country. By Saturday, 1,756,095 people have received coronavirus vaccines, with 352,626 taking both doses.
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