Iran reports 701 new COVID-19 cases, 6,204,925 in total

Iran reports 701 new COVID-19 cases, 6,204,925 in total

Jan 09, 2022

Tehran (Iran), January 9: Iran's Health Ministry on Saturday reported 701 new COVID-19 cases, taking the country's total infections to 6,204,925.
The pandemic also claimed 26 lives in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 131,847, according to an update by the Iranian ministry.
A total of 6,050,483 people have recovered from the disease or been discharged from hospitals across the country, while 1,889 remain in intensive care units, said the ministry.
By Saturday, 60,066,025 Iranians have received their first vaccine doses, and 52,526,641 of them have taken two jabs. Meanwhile, 9,841,553 people in the country have received their booster shots.
The report added that 42,742,805 tests have so far been carried out across the country.
Speaking on Saturday at a meeting of the country's National Task Force Against Coronavirus, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said that "despite the reduction of new cases and deaths, everyone must carefully follow health protocols carefully."
Meanwhile, he invited the public to receive the third dose of vaccine to "protect the health of the society more effectively," and called on all relevant officials to continue to precisely control the entry of people at the country's borders.
Source: Xinhua