BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jan. 17
By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:
As many as 3,163 people have been infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours in Iran, reads the statement of the Ministry of Health and Medical Education of Iran, Trend reports.
In addition, 20 people have died from the coronavirus over the past day.
At the same time, the condition of 1,313 people remains critical.
So far, more than 43.4 million tests have been conducted in Iran for the diagnosis of coronavirus.
In total, over 126 million doses of vaccines have been used in Iran so far. A total of 60.3 million doses have been used on the first stage, 53.1 million doses - on the second stage, and 12.8 million – on the third stage.
Iran continues to monitor the coronavirus situation in the country. According to recent reports from Iranian officials, over 6.22 million people have been infected, and 132,095 people have already died.
Meanwhile, over 6.06 million people have reportedly recovered from the disease. The country continues to apply strict measures to contain the further spread of the virus.
Reportedly, the disease was brought to Iran by a businessman from Iran's Qom city, who went on a business trip to China, despite official warnings. The man died later from the disease. The Islamic Republic announced its first infections and deaths from the coronavirus on Feb. 19.
The outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan - which is an international transport hub - began at a fish market in late December 2019.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11 declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Some sources claim the coronavirus outbreak started as early as November 2019.
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