The Iranian authorities reported the highest daily number of deaths from COVID-19 since the pandemic began this Thursday, 221, on the day the country crossed the 250,000 infection mark, close to the data Spain has collected . .
Iran’s Ministry of Health spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari has raised the preliminary balance of the infected to 250,458, 2,079 more than on Wednesday. According to the IRNA agency, the number of fatalities has risen to 12,305 after including the data from the last 24 hours.
More than 3,300 people are admitted to intensive care units, while authorities estimate that more than 212,000 people have overcome the disease in Iran, the pandemic-affected country in the Middle East and tenth in the world.
Iranian President Hassan Rohani announced Wednesday that the ban on weddings and burials is still pending due to the increase in infections, and on Thursday Revolutionary Guard commander Hussein Salami urged the population to act cautiously. , according to the agency Tasnim.
“The corona virus does not weaken and remains active and affects new areas every day, so we should not be weak,” said Salami at a meeting with provincial officials from the panel. With this in mind, and given that “there is no effective treatment” for COVID-19, it has advocated taking extreme precautions and following the recommendations of health authorities, including the use of masks.