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Iran coronavirus update: Over 197,900 deaths, regime continues delaying vaccine purchase

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 197,900 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 197,900 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, January 6, 2021—Over 197,900 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 478 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 Wednesday afternoon local time, January 6. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 55,830 around a third of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 48,491 in Tehran, 13,390 in Razavi Khorasan, 12,345 in Isfahan, 9975 in Khuzestan, 7993 in Lorestan, 7622 in Mazandaran, 7562 in East Azerbaijan, 6051 in Fars, 4897 in Golestan, 4098 in Markazi (Central) 2085 in Zanjan, 2075 in Hormozgan, 2040 in Ilam, and 1994 in Bushehr. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 197,900 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 197,900 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran


While the number of Covid-19 victims in Iran reaches the 200,00 mark, the mullahs’ regime continues to delay in purchasing the coronavirus vaccine. “The World Health Organization has announced countries that imposed quarantine measures, are taking these issues seriously and have begun the vaccination process, will continue to be engaged with Covid-19 until the end of this summer. In our country this period should be considered until the fall season,” said Masoud Mardani, a member of the National Covid-19 Task Force on Wednesday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“Right now, the Covid-19 vaccine has been produced and we need to provide it for the people and the vulnerable,” said an ICU expert in Iran on Wednesday. “If we wait for the Iranian vaccine to be produced in July, there will be a black market for the Covid-19 vaccine in this country. It must be clarified why there is a delay in purchasing and importing credible Covid-19 vaccines. Time and again various private companies and their representatives have announced they can purchase and import credible vaccines. These days many foreign goods are being purchased and the vaccine is nothing in comparison. Anyhow, providing the vaccine and launching vaccination for a significant number of people will take time, any delay in this regard will keep us back even further,” the expert added, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

“It his now clear that coronavirus can be transmitted through air and people living in large and polluted cities such as Tehran are more prone to die of Covid-19 due to the damage from air pollution,” said an official involved in controlling air quality in Tehran on Wednesday, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

In Mazandaran province, the regime MP from the city of Babol “referred to the high number of Covid-19 cases is calling for a full two-week quarantine measures in this province, adding the increasing number of new cases in Mazandaran is concerning,” according to a Wednesday report on according to the Mehr news agency.

“In the past 24 hours seven people have died of coronavirus and the total death toll has reached 3374,” said the dean of West Azarbaijan Medical Sciences school, according to the official IRNA news agency. “There are 413 hospitalized Covid-19 patients, 138 of whom are in ICU and 28 on ventilator support.”

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map