Officials continue their contradictory comments and decisions about COVID-19 situation in Iran. National Task Force Spokesman said from the 160 cities across the country which were categorized as “red” on November 1 and “lockdown” was implemented, only 64 remain in the same category! He also said Tehran will be “orange” from next Saturday, December 5! According to the plan, the cities should be assessed every Monday, depending on their last week’s statistics they would be assigned a color. Apparently, Islamic Republic government knows exactly how this week would go that can predict next week’s Tehran category. Just to have restrictions relaxed due to devastating economic situation in Iran.
Head of Tehran Corona Combating Committee said 73% of people with positive coronavirus test violate their quarantine! Dr. Zali called the COVID-19 as a “ticking bomb in Tehran.” He said tracking phones should be used in a “smart” way and between 7-10 people around a positive person should be monitored and not allowed in the society! He added, “rapid tests would be distributed in Tehran public hospitals next week and not private ones.”
Isfahan and Bushehr report decreasing number of cases and hospitalizations but Kerman and Fars report increasing cases. Astara goes into red situation. Mashhad remains red and restrictions have been extended for another week.
Ministry of Health Spokesperson announced her daily manipulated numbers. Deaths and cases have increased compared to yesterday. Sima Sadat Lari reported 382 deaths and 13,881 new infections of coronavirus in the past 24hours! Testing remains in the same range while positivity rate rose from 30.69% yesterday to 32.06% today.
Basic Reproduction Rate (R0) reached 4.48 indicating the acceleration of coronavirus spread across the country. Graphs depict the waves and ever growing number of active cases vividly. Critical cases show a slight decline in the past 2 days.
Total: 975,951 (+13,881)
Dead: 48,628 (+382)
Critical: 5,840 (-12)
Admitted: 249,360 (+3,687)
Tests: 6,168,637 (7.4% of the population, assuming each test was performed on 1 person)
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