Iran reports 10,250 new COVID-19 cases, Nowruz travels main cause

Iran reported 10,250 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, raising its nationwide caseload to 1,875,234.

31 March 2021
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Iran reported 10,250 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, raising its nationwide caseload to 1,875,234.

The pandemic has so far claimed 62,569 lives in Iran, up by 91 in the past 24 hours, said Sima Sadat Lari, spokeswoman for the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education, during her daily briefing.

A total of 1,608,807 people have recovered from the disease and been discharged from hospitals, while 3,953 remain in intensive care units, she noted.

According to the spokeswoman, 12,751,397 tests for the virus have been carried out in Iran as of Tuesday.

Currently, 25 Iranian cities are on red alert for a high risk of infection, while 56 others are on orange alert for a medium risk, the spokeswoman said.

The Iranian health official noted that the new COVID-19 surge has begun in the western and central regions of the country and is spreading to the eastern parts.

The number of high-risk and medium-risk cities is increasing, she added.

New Year holiday (Nowruz) travels, gatherings in restaurants and halls, mourning and wedding ceremonies, low regards for health protocols and a decrease in the use of masks in public are the most important causes for the COVID-19 resurgence, she pointed out.

Iran announced its first cases of COVID-19 on Feb. 19, 2020. 

 

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