Thus, the total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Iran rose to more than 103,000.
According to the Ministry of Health, the cause of the drastic increase is the significantly more contagious Delta variant of the corona virus. Even the six-day lockdown in mid-August could not stop the ongoing wave of deaths. Because of the economic crisis and US sanctions, there are not enough vaccines in the country. Therefore, the vaccination campaign is also making slow progress. So far, only seven percent of the more than 83 million Iranians have been vaccinated twice.