Iran daily COVID deaths drop to 26-month low

Overnight mortalities related to the highly contagious coronavirus declined sharply to 13 on Sunday, the lowest toll in over two years as high vaccination coverage protected the population of 85 million Iranians from relaxed measures.

25 April 2022
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Overnight mortalities related to the highly contagious coronavirus declined sharply to 13 on Sunday, the lowest toll in over two years as high vaccination coverage protected the population of 85 million Iranians from relaxed measures.

An undated photo shows intensive care unit of an Iranian hospital packed with COVID patients

Overnight mortalities related to the highly contagious coronavirus declined sharply to 13 on Sunday, the lowest toll in over two years as high vaccination coverage protected the population of 85 million Iranians from relaxed measures. 

Data collected from across the country by the Health Ministry showed that only 13 patients died from Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, a record 26-month low, ISNA reported.

Over the past day, 21 of Iran’s 31 provinces registered no deaths and eight logged only one. 

Two cities are still color-coded as red, or very high-risk, in terms of transmission rates, and the vast majority of cities, some 323, are coded as yellow or moderate-risk.

Just last week, the number of cities on red alert was as high as 55.

The national death toll due to the Covid-19 pandemic reached 140,975 on Sunday. 

For two consecutive days, the Health Ministry identified under 1,000 daily patients, figures not seen since the early days of the outbreak. The significant decrease might however be linked to less screening and PCR tests carried out over the three-day weekend last week. 

The sharp drop in fatalities and new cases come as safety measures are widely ignored in schools across the nation, which resumed in-person classes under the order of the government in early April.

According to the Health Ministry, schools have the lowest score in following Covid-19 guidelines (an average of 35%) and theaters rank highest with an average of 85%.

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