Oct 14, 2021 14:01 UTC
  • Nearly 70 million COVID vaccines injected in Iran

The Iranian Health Ministry said on Thursday that around 70 million jabs of COVID-19 vaccines have been injected across the country.

According to Tasnim News Agency, new figures released by the Health Ministry indicate that more than 69.64 million doses of coronavirus vaccines have been administered in the country as of Thursday, with over 47.35 million people having received the first dose of the vaccine.

While more than 33.67 million coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far, the total number of people tested positive has exceeded 5,754,000 following the detection of 11,964 new cases since Wednesday.

Of the new cases detected in the past 24 hours, 1,770 patients have been admitted to the hospital.

At least 5,280,600 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran.

The ministry also put the death toll from COVID-19 in Iran at 123,498, saying the disease has taken the lives of 223 patients over the past 24 hours.

Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 4,983 coronavirus patients are in the intensive care units.

The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 240 million and the death toll has exceeded 4.89 million.

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