Covid-19 Iran Statistics
COVID-19 Case Stats In Iran
Since the first case of Sars Cov 19 reported in China on 17th November, the number of infected people worldwide has rapidly increased. Countries worldwide are struggling to fight this virus, and the case in Iran is not different. During this pandemic, Iran has reported its first confirmed COVID-19 case on 19th February 2020 in Qom. Reportedly, there were two Coronavirus positive people, both of whom had died later that day. It discovered that one of them was a merchant who had recently traveled to China.
Closing of the Schools
Since then, the coronavirus cases have escalated rapidly in Iran. By 29th February, the COVID-19 case count in Iran had reached 593, while recorded deaths were total 43. To combat the virus, the government of Iran decided to close schools and shopping centers, cancel public events and Friday prayers, and discouraged festival celebrations. The people were requested to stay at home. The government also announced some economic packages to support the businesses and families. However, a total shut down not imposed on the country because of financial pressure. But people took advantage of this and did not pay heed to the government’s advice. They continued to travel ahead of Nowruz. As a result, the government has no choice other than to announce a ban on inter-city travel. Then, later on, 4th April, a nationwide lockdown was imposed in Iran to check the citizens for Coronavirus.
According to the data released by WHO, the total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in Iran stood at 14,991, while recorded deaths were 853. On 10th April, Iran stood was at 8th position to register the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world and at 6th rank in terms of recorded deaths. Reportedly, Iran is the worst affected nation in the middle-east. However, many sources claim that these figures are wrong and that the actual number of infected and dead people. On 11th April, after a short shutdown to control the spread of the virus, the lockdown sanctions were lifted by the authorities. Offices outside Tehran were reopened, while those in Tehran were advised to remain close for another week. According to the data, after lifting the lockdown, the Republic of Iran, as on 24th April, has a total number of 88,194 confirmed cases, 5575 deaths, and 66,599 recovered cases.