Virus: new record in Iran, more than 3,820 cases in 24 hours

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The number of people infected with the COVID-19 disease has reached a new record in Iran with 3,825 cases recorded in 24 hours, according to official statistics released on Thursday.

This figure erases the previous record dating from September 22, where 3,712 cases were confirmed in one day.

Deaths linked to the disease remain relatively stable according to Iranian government figures.

“We have unfortunately lost 211 of our dear compatriots due to the COVID-19 disease over the past 24 hours,” said the spokesperson for the Ministry of Health, Sima Sadat Lari, during his daily press briefing.

This brings to 26,380 deaths (out of a total of 461,044 people infected) the official toll of cases in Iran, the country in the Near and Middle East by far the most affected by the disease.

Deploring a “decline in compliance with health protocols” across the country, Ms. Lari once again called on the Iranians to observe the instructions, in particular the wearing of a mask where it is compulsory.

“The downward trend in mask use in recent weeks remains very worrying,” she said.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has imposed several restrictions, without ever imposing general containment of the population, which it lifted fairly quickly given the economic crisis it has been grappling with since the reinstatement in 2018 of US sanctions against it. .

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