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Iran coronavirus update: Over 140,600 deaths, more officials calling for nationwide shutdown

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 140,600 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 140,600 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, November 2, 2020—Over 140,600 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 462 cities checkered across all of Iran’s 31 provinces, according to reports tallied by the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Monday afternoon local time, November 2. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 35,738, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 34,071 in Tehran, 10,622 in Razavi Khorasan, 7809 in Isfahan, 6122 in Mazandaran, 6025 in Qom, 5968 in Lorestan, 4917 in East Azerbaijan, 4137 in West Azerbaijan, 3905 in Alborz, 3801 in Golestan, 3750 in Hamedan, 3688 in Fars, 3003 in Kermanshah, 2555 in Kurdistan, 2324 in North Khorasan, 2276 in Yazd, 2152 in Markazi (Central), 2152 in Semnan, 1705 in Hormozgan, 1320 in Zanjan, 1154 in Ilam, 1129 in South Khorasan, and 1014 in Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmed. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Infographic-Over 140,600 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran

Infographic-Over 140,600 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran

 

The regime’s Health Ministry spokesperson announced the mullahs’ engineered Covid-19 numbers on Monday as an unprecedented 440 deaths in the past 24 hours and 5315 people in ICUs.

“From 12 pm of Monday, November 2 onward, private vehicles with local and non-local license plates will be prohibited from entering 25 provincial capitals,” said the head of the Security, Social and Police Committee of the National Covid-19 Task Force on Monday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“In the past few months, we have time and again voiced our opinion, verbally and in writing, regarding a total shutdown imposed in our cities. The circumstances are atrocious,” said Minoo Mohraz, a member of the National Covid-19 Task Force on Monday. “If we had imposed strong restrictions through the government and if Tehran had been shutdown for a few weeks, there is no doubt the virus’ chain reaction and its spread across the country, especially in the capital, would have been significantly weakened. We would not be witnessing a high death rate and an increasing number of people being hospitalized. These are all causing numerous problems for our medical professionals. It is not clear why the government is against a complete shutdown and imposing strong restrictions in Tehran. I think the government believes if a shutdown is imposed the economic consequences will engulf the government… We need to shutdown Tehran immediately… In one day and in just one hospital there were 50 chronic patients hospitalized and we see 200 to 300 patients seeking coronavirus treatment. Some of the hospitals are completely full and, in some cases, patients are laid down in hallways and provided oxygen capsules. Some hospitals don’t even have oxygen capsules,” she added in an interview with the state-run Entekhab and Hamshahri dailies.

 

 

“We rank as one of the worst countries in the world regarding the number of deaths for every one million people. Not only quarantine measures, but we may need to impose martial law. This is how serious the issue has become,” said a member of the National Covid-19 Task Force on Saturday, according to state TV.

“Yesterday we had 10,700 people seek coronavirus treatment in our medical centers and to this day there are 6,250 people hospitalized across Tehran,” said Alireza Zali, head of the Tehran Covid-19 Task Force on Sunday, according to IRNA.

In Alborz province, head of the local medical Sciences University said on Monday that 32 people had died of Covid-19 during the past 24 hours, marking the worst day in this province, according to IRNA.

“Currently a total of 1906 coronavirus patients are hospitalized in [Isfahan] province, aside from the cities of Kashan and Aran & Bidgol, of which 375 are in ICUs. During the past 24 hours we have lost 44 Covid-19 patients,” said the spokesperson of the Isfahan Medical Sciences University on Monday, according to the Javan daily, a newspaper linked to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).

“From September 22 to this day the number of people hospitalized for Covid-19 has increased here at a very significant rate and it continues to this day,” said the Health Ministry spokesperson on Monday in South Khorasan province. “During the past week around 38 people in each 100,000 have been hospitalized and the death rate is reported at around 52 in every one million people. Both indexes are far beyond the country’s average stats,” she added, according to IRNA.

“In the city of Mashhad and Razavi Khorasan province the conditions are very critical, and the number of people hospitalized for Covid-19 has reached the 2000 mark,” said the head of the Mashhad City Council on Monday. “The number of people hospitalized in Mashhad during the past few days has increased by 20 percent and it is forecasted that the number of people hospitalized will reach 5000. We don’t have the capacity to hospitalize this many patients in Mashhad,” the official added, according to IRNA.

“Many people are losing their lives on a daily basis. It would be good to obtain documentaries from the morgues in Qazvin province for people to see the scope of this catastrophe,” said deputy governor of Qazvin province on Sunday. “If this trend continues, we will most definitely not be able to control coronavirus in this province,” the official added, according to the Tasnim news agency, an outlet linked to the IRGC Quds Force.

“During the past 24 hours 355 cases have been identified and 18 positive Covid-19 patients have lost their lives,” said the deputy dean of Yazd Medical Sciences University on Monday, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

“24 new Covid-19 deaths have been reported in [Markazi] province,” said the dean of Markazi Medical Sciences University on Monday, according to Javan.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map