As the fifth wave of the coronavirus pandemic driven by the Delta variant peaks in Iran, health officials have criticized people's lack of commitment to health protocols in the country.

Iran (IMNA) - The data shows that this fifth wave of the pandemic continues to gain strength in Iran. Hospitalizations and ICU admissions, which usually take a few weeks to climb up after a rise in the incidence, continue to speed up to the extent that nearing a "red line" where demand exceeded healthcare capacity.

Iran has brought into force several-week lockdowns in the country's hardest-hit provinces for Coronavirus as daily COVID-19 caseloads reached a peak amid a fifth wave of the pandemic.

Healthcare professionals are particularly concerned about an upsurge in the incidence among older groups, especially those who are waiting to receive their first shot of the vaccine.

Different types of COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective in preventing intensive care admissions and death in vaccinated people.

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