Iran’s Public Health Ministry on Tuesday said they have recorded 167 COVID-19 deaths over the past 24 hours as the government urged the citizens to get their doses of vaccine to tackle the pandemic.
The ministry said in a statement that with the new fatalities, the death toll reached 134.053 across the country since the start of the pandemic.
Another 25,034 people were tested positive for Covid-19 disease in the span of time, it said, adding 2,768 people were hospitalized during the same period of time.
The ministry blamed the Omicron variant of COVID-19 behind the surge in positive cases, which is highly contagious though less fatal.
The ministry also called on the citizens to go and get their second and third doses of vaccine as it would help to tame the spread of the virus in the country.
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