Due to public vaccination (partly supported by UNICEF), Iran has witnessed a recent decline in COVID-19 daily hospitalization and deaths, while observers alarming the initiation a new wave with Omicron as the prevalent variant. All provinces are labeled in blue or yellow (low- to medium-risk) categories.
On 31 December 2021, WHO reported that the cumulative COVID-19 death toll in Iran has risen to 131,606 (34 new daily deaths) and 6,037,090 total confirmed cases (1,703 new daily cases).
In total, 116,210,697 vaccine doses have been administered. 51,194,091 individuals receiving two doses and 5,517,736 individuals receiving 3 doses (WHO weekly vaccination update, 26 December 2021)
The 2021 HAC still faced a funding gap of 53 percent. Without sufficient funding, ICO was not able to implement many of the planned activities.