Covid-19 Overnight Deaths Up 26%

Covid-19 Overnight Deaths Up 26%Covid-19 Overnight Deaths Up 26%

The daily death toll due to the coronavirus outbreak jumped to 139 on Sunday, a 26% increase compared to a day earlier, a health official announced.
Spokesperson for the Health Ministry, Sima Sadat Lari, reported 139 fatalities during her daily coronavirus update on Sunday, a sharp increase compared to Saturday’s 110, which took the national total to over 22,290, ISNA reported.
Test results from laboratories across the country showed that 1,992 were diagnosed with Covid-19 within a 24-hour period, some 45% of whom were admitted to hospitals.
The newly confirmed patients brought Iran’s caseload to 386,658, Lari added.
Nearly 334,000 have recovered from the infectious disease during the nearly seven months since the pandemic was first spotted in the Middle-Eastern country.
The health official noted that at least 3,722 are hospitalized in intensive care units and Iran has so far administered 3.38 million diagnostic tests.
To combat the upcoming influenza season amid the pandemic, Iran is importing 11-12 million doses of its vaccine, six times more than last year’s figures.
Mohammad Reza Shanesaz, the head of the country’s Food and Drug Administration, told ISNA that the organization has imported a portion of the vaccines and they are awaiting the allocation of foreign currency to import the remaining doses.
Adherence to safety measures such as social distancing and wearing facemask will drastically reduce the chances of catching the flu, Shanesaz said, stressing that necessary arrangements have been made.
Only people at high risk of the influenza virus are advised to receive the vaccine, including pregnant women and those with underlying health conditions. 
Demand for flu shots have climbed throughout the world this year, as health experts warn of the two epidemics colliding during fall and winter.
Around the globe, the tally of coronavirus cases crossed 27 million and death toll reached 884,000.

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