Head of Tehran Corona Combating Committee demanded top Islamic Republic officials to import COVID-19 vaccine ASAP since “the countries in the region are immunizing their population,” and Iran should not fall behind. He acknowledged the “good work” being done inside the country around coronavirus vaccine but said that process will take a long time!
Dr Zali added Tehran remains “orange” and the corresponding restrictions will be unchanged. He reaffirmed it’s too early to judge the decreasing number of deaths! However, like other officials in the past week, he emphasized on not having “Yalda” celebrations.
Hospital staff continue to struggle with unpaid wages and benefits. Despite all their problems, they’ve been fighting the disease in the first line without any support from Islamic Republic! Deputy Health Minister in Nursing Affairs reported “about 45,000” coronavirus cases among nurses since the epidemic began in Iran in February 2020. However, she said there’s no accurate number for the number of deaths among “our colleagues.” In Mashhad Medical University jurisdiction alone, 4,000 nurses have contracted coronavirus and 9 have died of COVID-19 complications.
Sima Sadat Lari reported her daily manufactured and undercounted data. According to her, 213 deaths were recorded across Iran in the past 24hours while 7,603 tested positive for the novel coronavirus. 12 counties remain red in 5 provinces, 288 orange and 148 yellow. Testing remains in the same range. Active and critical cases decline but according to health experts and provincial officials, the situation remains fragile and at any moment cases could rise.
Basic Reproduction Rate (R0) and graphs indicate devestating situation in Iran for more than 10 months, while Islamic Republic can’t even preorder vaccines to save the lives of its people.
Total: 1,131,077 (+7,603)
Dead: 52,883 (+213)
Critical: 5,678 (-26)
Admitted: 233,764 (-3,764)
Tests: 6,846,781 (8.2% of the population, assuming each test was performed on 1 person)
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