Sima Sadat Lari on Thursday said the total number of people tested positive for COVID-19 infection in the country has risen to 517,835 with the detection of 4,616 new cases since Wednesday noon.
Like in lots of different nations, the spiraling outbreak in Iran displays the federal government's contradictory virus response.
Lately reopened universities and faculties, in addition to libraries, mosques, cinemas, museums and wonder salons, shut down.
Tehran and four other major cities have been largely sealed off since Wednesday and most public places in the capital, a city of some nine million people, closed since 3 October.
The death tolls released by the Health Ministry are based on those who had tested positive, he said.
Motion restrictions this spring considerably checked the unfold of the illness. Then the government swiftly reopened the country, desperate to boost its stricken economy. Since June, the case count has steadily increased - and spiked to new heights in recent weeks.
Tensions have escalated between the US and Iran since Trump in 2018 withdrew America from Iran's nuclear deal with world powers and began a policy of "maximum pressure" on Tehran. Because the dying toll soared this week, the nation's foreign money plunged to its lowest stage ever, following the USA administration's determination final week to blacklist Iranian banks that had thus far escaped the majority of re-imposed American sanctions.
Iran's Red Crescent Society said in a tweet on Tuesday that they were in charge of importing two million flu vaccine doses into the country, but that new USA sanctions prevented the import.
Iran's Health Ministry registered 253 news coronavirus fatalities on Saturday, October 17, taking the total death cases over the epidemic in Iran to 30,123. But actual numbers might be higher, doctors in Baghdad and Iraq's south said, as patients showing mild to moderate virus symptoms often stay at home and do not get tested for COVID-19. Overall recoveries are at 106,354.
Recorded infections have soared once more in current weeks, as authorities have relaxed restrictions and resumed faculties for in-person instruction. Dubai has reopened its airport for worldwide travelers and embarked on an active campaign promoting itself as a tourism destination amid the pandemic. While coming amid an aggressive testing campaign, the upward trend has raised fears that authorities could reinstate lockdowns in parts of the country that rely heavily on tourism. Iran is confronting a new surge of infections that is filling hospitals and cemeteries alike.