Iran, with 3,294 deaths, will increase its diagnostic capacity for COVID-19
The Iranian authorities plan to increase their COVID-19 diagnostic capacity in the coming days, even intending to double the number of tests carried out in the country, where 3,294 people have died until this Friday.
According to figures from the Ministry of Health, 2,715 new cases and 134 deaths have been confirmed in the last 24 hours, bringing the total count to 53,183 infected, of whom 3,294 have lost their lives.
The daily rate of increase of new cases has been fairly stable for days, around 6% or 7%, and, according to the Ministry of Health, almost 18,000 people have already overcome the disease.
Aiming to fight the pandemic and in line with the recommendations of the World Health Organization, the Iranian authorities are preparing to carry out further tests.
Health Minister Said Namakí said that the situation in Iran "will change enormously in the coming days," state media published on Friday.
"Due to advances in our diagnostic capacity, we have been able to identify more cases of COVID-19 in the country," said Namakí, who also highlighted the initiative for which more than 67 million Iranians have registered their data on a web page. and his state of health.
Apart from this population monitoring, the director of the Pasteur Institute of Iran, a reference center for infectious diseases, Alireza Beglarí, announced that the number of tests is going to double.
Beglarí specified two days ago that there are 90 laboratories working with the Ministry of Health and that there is the capacity to increase the daily tests from 10,000 to 20,000.
Several Iranian companies have also developed the coronavirus test and received permission from health authorities to start producing it.