Iran’s Daily COVID-19 Fatalities Exceed 25,000: Ministry

Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman says the novel coronavirus has killed 175 patients since Sunday noon, increasing the overall death toll to 25,015. In a press briefing on Thursday, Sima-Sadat Lari said 436,319 patients have contracted the virus so far, including 3,521 new cases identified in the past 24 hours. So far, she added, 367,829 patients have recovered from the disease or been discharged from the hospital. Lari said 3,957 patients are also in critical conditions caused by more severe infection. The spokeswoman noted that 3,854,827 COVID-19 tests have been taken across the country so far. She said the high-risk “red” zones include Tehran, Qom, Mazandaran, East Azarbaijan, Isfahan, Yazd, Ardabil, Khorasan Razavi, Khuzestan, Hamadan, West Azarbaijan, Bushehr, Alborz, Lorestan, Markazi, Ilam, South Khorasan, Kermanshah, North Khorasan, Semnan, Gilan, Zanjan, Qazvin, and Kerman provinces. The “orange” zones also include Golestan, Hormozgan, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, and Fars provinces, she added. Subscribe

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Iran Reports All-Time High Number of New COVID-19 Infections

Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman says 429,193 patients have contracted the novel coronavirus so far, including 3,712 new cases identified in the past 24 hours, the highest daily rise in the number of patients since the beginning of the outbreak in Iran. In a press briefing on Tuesday, Sima-Sadat Lari said the virus has killed 178 patients since Monday noon, increasing the overall death toll to 24,656. So far, she added, 363,737 patients have recovered from the disease or been discharged from the hospital. Lari said 3,869 patients are also in critical conditions caused by more severe infection.The spokeswoman noted that 3,800,619 COVID-19 tests have been taken across the country so far. She said the high-risk “red” zones include Tehran, Qom, Mazandaran, East Azarbaijan, Isfahan, Yazd, Khorasan Razavi, North Khorasan, Semnan, Gilan, Zanjan, Qazvin, and Kerman provinces. The “orange” zones also include Lorestan, Ardabil, Golestan, Markazi, Alborz, Hormozgan, Ilam, Fars, Bushehr, West Azarbaijan, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Kermanshah, South Khorasan, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, and Khuzestan provinces, she added. Subscribe

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Iran Exporting Microtubule Inhibitor Used for Cancer Treatment

An Iranian knowledge-based company has produced a microtubule inhibitor used for treatment of patients with metastatic breast cancer and pancreatic cancer, and is exporting it to international markets. The anti-cancer medicine, named, Paclinab, has been produced by Nano Daru company, a knowledge-based firm established in 2011. Paclinab is a microtubule inhibitor indicated for the treatment of patients with Metastatic breast cancer, locally advanced or metastatic non-small cell lung cancer, and Metastatic adenocarcinoma of pancreas. The company says it is recommended by guidelines such as NCCN and ESMO as first line regimens in metastatic pancreatic cancer in combination with gemcitabine and in nonsmall cell lung cancer in combination with carboplatin. Mohammad-Saleh Farazandeh, the business development manager of the company, says the drug is one of the most strategic products ever manufactured in the Middle East. “The product has a turnover of $1 billion annually in the world, and Iran has managed to export this product to Turkey,” Farazandeh said. “Right now the product is being registered in 12 different markets,” he added. According to Farazandeh, the company has 150 personnel, and “acts as a bridge from the university to the industry”. “Nano Darou is well-known in Iran for developing Novel Drug Delivery Systems (NDDS). This category of products consists of four different types: nanoparticulates, microspheres, Antibody-Drug Conjugates (ADCs), and pegylated molecules,” he explained. He also noted that the company’s products are novel, and for them there are only two or maximum three manufacturers in the world. “Nano Daru is acting as a pioneer in the products it selects.” Subscribe

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Health Ministry Lists Almost Entire Iran as COVID-19 ‘Red Zones’

Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman says 422,140 patients have contracted the novel coronavirus so far, including 3,097 new cases identified in the past 24 hours, the highest daily rise in new patients since June 6. In a press briefing on Sunday, Sima-Sadat Lari said the virus has killed 183 patients since Saturday noon, increasing the overall death toll to 24,301. So far, she added, 359,570 patients have recovered from the disease or been discharged from the hospital. Lari said 3,898 patients are also in critical conditions caused by more severe infection. The spokeswoman noted that 3,559,565 COVID-19 tests have been taken across the country so far. She said the high-risk “red” zones include Tehran, Qom, Mazandaran, East Azarbaijan, Isfahan, Yazd, Ardabil, Khorasan Razavi, Khuzestan, Hamadan, West Azarbaijan, Bushehr, Alborz, Lorestan, Markazi, Ilam, South Khorasan, Kermanshah, North Khorasan, Semnan, Gilan, Zanjan, Qazvin, and Kerman provinces. The “orange” zones also include Golestan, Hormozgan, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, and Fars provinces, she added. Subscribe

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Iran’s COVID-19 Death Toll Hits 24,000: Ministry

Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman says 166 people have died of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, increasing the total number of deaths to 24,118. In a press briefing on Saturday, Sima-Sadat Lari confirmed 2,845 new cases of COVID-19 infection, raising the total number of infections to 419,043. The spokeswoman said 357,632 patients have so far recovered from COVID-19 or been discharged from hospital, but 3,893 are still in critical conditions of the disease. Lari added that so far 3,719,210 COVID-19 tests have been taken across the country.She said the high-risk “red” zones include Tehran, Qom, Mazandaran, East Azarbaijan, Isfahan, Yazd, Khorasan Razavi, North Khorasan, Semnan, Gilan, Zanjan, Qazvin, and Kerman provinces. The “orange” zones also include Lorestan, Ardabil, Golestan, Markazi, Alborz, Hormozgan, Ilam, Fars, Bushehr, West Azarbaijan, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Kermanshah, South Khorasan, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, and Khuzestan provinces, she added. Subscribe

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Iran’s President Voices Concern over Relative Rise in COVID-19 Infections

The Iranian president has expressed concern over a drop in the percentage of people who abide by health protocols amid a surge in the coronavirus outbreak. President Hassan Rouhani said the extent to which people comply with health directives has decreased from 82% to 62% over the past week. “This issue is very alarming,” he said. He made the comments after a report was released by the National Coronavirus Headquarters suggesting there has been a relative rise in the number of those infected and hospitalized due to coronavirus. He touched upon the opening of schools and universities, saying either educational centres may hold their classes online or students may physically attend classes depending on the circumstances. “The top priority is to protect students and university students’ health,” he noted.He said educational centres opened just recently, and hence, there are no precise statistics about the number of those infected in educational settings. The president urged the health ministry to monitor the proper implementation of health protocols, saying all school authorities are obliged to enforce health directives. Subscribe Facebook Twitter ReddIt Pinterest WhatsApp Viber VK Email Telegram Print LINE The IFP Editorial Staff is composed of dozens of skilled journalists, news-writers, and analysts whose works are edited and published by experienced editors specialized in Iran News. The editor of each IFP Service is responsible for the report published by the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website, and can be contacted through the ways mentioned in the "IFP Editorial Staff" section.

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Iran to Buy COVID-19 Vaccine from India: Health Minister

Iran’s health minister says an Indian company is to sell the coronavirus vaccine to the Islamic Republic. Saeed Namaki said Iran is to purchase 20 million doses of the vaccine from the Indian firm under a forward sale contract. “This Indian company, which has already sold 100 million doses of the vaccine to the US under a forward sale agreement, has got the US permission to sell 20 percent of its products to other countries as well,” said the minister. Namaki said the Indian company is owned by a Zoroastrian of Iranian descent. “Based on what this Indian company has promised us, we are going to receive the vaccine at a lower and more reasonable price,” he said. Meanwhile, the minister underlined that Iranian research centres keep working to develop a homegrown vaccine for COVID-19. Subscribe Facebook Twitter ReddIt Pinterest WhatsApp Viber VK Email Telegram Print LINE The IFP Editorial Staff is composed of dozens of skilled journalists, news-writers, and analysts whose works are edited and published by experienced editors specialized in Iran News. The editor of each IFP Service is responsible for the report published by the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website, and can be contacted through the ways mentioned in the "IFP Editorial Staff" section.

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Iran Reports over 3,000 New Cases of COVID-19 Infection

Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman says 416,198 patients have contracted the novel coronavirus so far, including 3,049 new cases identified in the past 24 hours, the highest daily rise in new patients since June 6. In a press briefing on Friday, Sima-Sadat Lari said the virus has killed 144 patients since Thursday noon, increasing the overall death toll to 23,952. So far, she added, 355,505 patients have recovered from the disease or been discharged from the hospital. Lari said 3,869 patients are also in critical conditions caused by more severe infection.The spokeswoman noted that 3,559,565 COVID-19 tests have been taken across the country so far. She said the high-risk “red” zones include Tehran, Qom, Mazandaran, East Azarbaijan, Isfahan, Yazd, Khorasan Razavi, North Khorasan, Semnan, Gilan, Zanjan, Qazvin, and Kerman provinces. The “orange” zones also include Lorestan, Ardabil, Golestan, Markazi, Alborz, Hormozgan, Ilam, Fars, Bushehr, West Azarbaijan, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Kermanshah, South Khorasan, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, and Khuzestan provinces, she added. Subscribe

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Iran’s New COVID-19 Cases, Fatalities Rise to Record-High

Iran has confirmed 179 new fatalities caused by the novel Coronavirus, the biggest one-day record since August 14, and 2,981 new cases of infection, the highest since June 6. In her press briefing on Wednesday, Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima-Sadat Lari said the new deaths increase the overall death toll to 23,632. The new cases also raise the total number of infections to 371,816, she added.So far, she added, 352,019 patients have recovered from the disease or been discharged from the hospital. Lari said 3,827 patients are also in critical conditions caused by more severe infection.The spokeswoman noted that 3,641,581 COVID-19 tests have been taken across the country so far. She said the high-risk “red” zones include Tehran, Qom, Mazandaran, East Azarbaijan, Isfahan, Yazd, Khorasan Razavi, North Khorasan, Semnan, Gilan, Zanjan, Qazvin, and Kerman provinces. The “orange” zones also include Lorestan, Ardabil, Golestan, Markazi, Alborz, Hormozgan, Ilam, Fars, Bushehr, West Azarbaijan, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Kermanshah, South Khorasan, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, and Khuzestan provinces, she added. Subscribe

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350,000 Iranians Recover from COVID-19: Ministry

Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman says 349,984 COVID-19 patients have recovered from the disease or been discharged from the hospital. In a press briefing on Tuesday, Sima-Sadat Lari said the virus has killed 140 patients since Monday noon, increasing the overall death toll to 23,453. She said 407,353 patients have contracted the novel coronavirus so far, including 2,705 new cases identified in the past 24 hours. Lari said 3,811 patients are also in critical conditions caused by more severe infection. The spokeswoman noted that 3,613,891 COVID-19 tests have been taken across the country so far. She said the high-risk “red” zones include Tehran, Qom, Mazandaran, East Azarbaijan, Isfahan, Yazd, Khorasan Razavi, North Khorasan, Semnan, Gilan, Zanjan, Qazvin, and Kerman provinces. The “orange” zones also include Lorestan, Ardabil, Golestan, Markazi, Alborz, Hormozgan, Ilam, Fars, Bushehr, West Azarbaijan, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Kermanshah, South Khorasan, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, and Khuzestan provinces, she added. Subscribe

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Iran Reports Highest Daily Rise in COVID-19 Fatalities Since August 19

Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman says the novel coronavirus has killed 156 patients since Saturday noon, the highest daily rise in COVID-19 fatalities in nearly one month. Speaking at a Sunday press briefing, Sima-Sadat Lari said the new deaths increase the overall death toll to 23,313. She said 404,648 patients have contracted the virus so far, including 2,619 new cases identified in the past 24 hours. So far, she added, 348,013 patients have recovered from the disease or been discharged from the hospital. Lari said 3,798 patients are also in critical conditions caused by more severe infection.The spokeswoman noted that 3,586,848 COVID-19 tests have been taken across the country so far. She said the high-risk “red” zones include Tehran, Qom, Mazandaran, East Azarbaijan, Isfahan, Yazd, Khorasan Razavi, North Khorasan, Semnan, Gilan, Zanjan, Qazvin, and Kerman provinces. The “orange” zones also include Lorestan, Ardabil, Golestan, Markazi, Alborz, Hormozgan, Ilam, Fars, Bushehr, West Azarbaijan, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Kermanshah, South Khorasan, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, and Khuzestan provinces, she added. Subscribe

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Iran’s COVID-19 Cases Hit 400,000: Ministry

Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman says 402,029 patients have contracted the novel coronavirus so far, including 2,089 new cases identified in the past 24 hours. In a press briefing on Sunday, Sima-Sadat Lari said the virus has killed 128 patients since Saturday noon, increasing the overall death toll to 23,157. So far, she added, 346,242 patients have recovered from the disease or been discharged from the hospital. Lari said 3,791 patients are also in critical conditions caused by more severe infection. The spokeswoman noted that 3,559,565 COVID-19 tests have been taken across the country so far. She said the high-risk “red” zones include Tehran, Qom, Mazandaran, East Azarbaijan, Isfahan, Yazd, Khorasan Razavi, North Khorasan, Semnan, Gilan, Zanjan, Qazvin, and Kerman provinces. The “orange” zones also include Lorestan, Ardabil, Golestan, Markazi, Alborz, Hormozgan, Ilam, Fars, Bushehr, West Azarbaijan, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Kermanshah, South Khorasan, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, and Khuzestan provinces, she added. Subscribe

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Iran Provides Refugees, Immigrants with Free Coronavirus Treatment

The spokeswoman for Iran’s Ministry of Health says based on the announcement of the Minister, all health services provided to the foreign nationals and immigrants suffering from the novel Coronavirus will be free of charge. Sima-Sadat Lari said due to the spread of the Coronavirus and the importance of creating sustainable health in the country, non-Iranian citizens, like the Iranians, will receive COVID-19 health services free of charge. In an interview with IRNA, she said the Islamic Republic’s belief in creating sustainable health in the country has made it possible to provide health services to non-Iranians like the Iranian citizens because the basics of human rights, religion and the dignity of human beings say such services must be given to this population. “Due to its special geographical location in the last four decades, the Islamic Republic of Iran has welcomed a large number of immigrants and refugees from other countries, especially Afghanistan,” she underlined. She further maintained that in this regard, health and medical personnel have been deployed in hotels and bases providing health and medical services to refugees and non-Iranian citizens since March 2020. People at high risk are also screened and their information recorded. In this respect, expert and technical meetings have been held with the organisations responsible for screening COVID-19 in the population of refugees and non-Iranian immigrants, and guidelines for the care and management of the disease in hotels have been developed. Official statistics released by Iran’s Interior Ministry show that there are about one million refugees in the country, of which only about 4% live in official guest cities of the Ministry of Interior and 96% of other refugees, unlike other host countries, integrate with Iranians and they have settled in urban and rural areas. According to statistical estimates, about 2 to 2.5 million illegal immigrants live in the country. “Considering the health status of the refugee population in the Islamic Republic of Iran, the health needs of this population have been a priority of the Ministry of Health since the beginning and Iran has always planned to improve the health index among this population,” reiterated Lari. Subscribe

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Iran’s COVID-19 Fatalities Hit 23,000: Ministry

Iran’s Health Ministry spokeswoman says 116 people have died of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, increasing the total number of deaths to 23,029. In a press briefing on Saturday, Sima-Sadat Lari confirmed 2,139 new cases of COVID-19 infection, raising the total number of infections to 399,940. The spokeswoman said 334,516 patients have so far recovered from COVID-19 or been discharged from hospital, but 3,768 are still in critical conditions of the disease. Lari added that so far 3,532,874 COVID-19 tests have been taken across the country.She said the high-risk “red” zones include Tehran, Qom, Mazandaran, East Azarbaijan, Isfahan, Yazd, Khorasan Razavi, North Khorasan, Semnan, Gilan, Zanjan, Qazvin, and Kerman provinces. The “orange” zones also include Lorestan, Ardabil, Golestan, Markazi, Alborz, Hormozgan, Ilam, Fars, Bushehr, West Azarbaijan, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, Kermanshah, South Khorasan, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, and Khuzestan provinces, she added. Subscribe

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