Iranian minister calls for compliance with health protocols to avoid new wave of Covid
The vaccination process continues in Iran with health workers administering an additional 638,000 doses of the Covid vaccine to people in the past 24 hours.
The total number of doses administered to date in the country is 94,201,273. During this time, 38,893,839 people have received the second dose.
The injection of the third dose, called a booster injection, is also in progress. 178,906 people received the recall.
In the past 24 hours, from Saturday to Sunday, 126 people have died from the coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic to 127,299. During the period, 7,554 new cases of infection were reported.
Currently, 33 cities across Iran are marked in red, which means the risk of Covid is at its highest level there. That’s when 100 are blue, Covid’s lowest risk level.
Iranian Health Minister Bahram Einollahi said cities turned red because people did not follow health protocols.
Einollahi said that as the cold season has arrived, citizens must be vigilant to prevent further escalation of Covid. He warned that a new wave of the disease has started around the world and that the number of new infections and deaths is on the rise in countries like the United States, Russia and Turkey.