WANA – Iran’s Deputy Minister of Health stated today that there is full preparation in the country in terms of the hospital and medical situation to deal with the possibility of a new strain of the corona virus.


In recent months, Iran has seen the lowest number of people infected with the corona virus and the lowest number of deaths since the last two years until now. In the past few months, Iran has faced zero number of corona deaths on many days.

A nurse at Hazrate Ali Asghar Hospital in Tehran, Iran September 27, 2020. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency)


Compared to many countries, Iranians still use masks more than others. A health behavior that you see less in Dubai, Turkey and other countries in this region.


Iran’s deputy health minister also emphasized that we do not have a shortage of Coronavirus drugs. He mentioned that Iranian vaccine makers are producing vaccines based on new strains.


COVID-19 kills 1 more Iranian over past 24 hours

The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran increased to 144,675 with one more Iranian killed by the deadly disease over the past 24 hours, Iran’s Health Ministry announced on Monday.


One more Iranian has died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) over the past 24 hours bringing the total deaths to 144,675, Iran’s Health Ministry said on Monday.


60 new cases of infection with COVID-19 were found over the past 24 hours, 35 of whom were hospitalized, it said.


The Iranian Health Ministry noted that 7,335,964 patients out of a total of 7,560,852 infected people have recovered or been discharged from hospitals.


The Iranian Health Ministry also announced that 65,150,423 Iranians have received the first dose and 58,561,735 people have so far received the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.


Moreover, 31,398,563 people have also received the third or fourth shots as the booster jab.

A child having his blood oxygen levels checked after entering Ghesseye Man (My Story) in nothern Tehran, Iran September 27, 2020. Majid Asgaripour/WANA (West Asia News Agency)