Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, January 25, 2021—Over 206,300 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 Monday afternoon local time, January 25. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 57,481 around a third of the actual figure.
The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 50,056 in Tehran, 13,965 in Razavi Khorasan, 13,050 in Isfahan, 8333 in Lorestan, 8297 in Mazandaran, 8010 in Qom, 7563 in West Azerbaijan, 7356 in Gilan, 6252 in Fars, 5308 in Alborz, 4863 in Hamedan, 4564 in Kerman, 3536 in Kurdistan, and 2562 in Ardabil. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.
Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 206,300 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran
“If in the previous period and peak it took ten to 14 days for our troubles to spread, today it may take just 48 hours and we will be witnessing a severe dilemma with the virus spreading at a very high speed,” said regime Health Minister Saied Namaki on Sunday. “Today, if God forbid, we are not able to manage Covid-19, it will be a major embarrassment for the entire Islamic Republic of Iran and not just for the Health Ministry,” he added, according to the state controlled Khabar Fouri website.
“Last week we had 749 coronavirus patients hospitalized in Tehran. This week the number stands at 966, meaning in Tehran this number is rising at a slow pace,” said Alireza Zali, head of the Tehran Covid-19 Task Force on Sunday. “In Mazandaran province we still have much work to do despite the fact that the fast spread has slowed a bit. In Golestan province we recently are seeing a slight rise and we must pay very close attention. In Hamedan province we also saw a rise, which is small in scale, but it is a warning,” he added, according to state TV.
Head of the Covid-19 Epidemiology Committee in Iran warned on Monday about reopening schools and the possibility of more children contracting coronavirus. Such a development would be threatening the lives of many others. These conditions can have dangerous consequences. In our opinion it is not in our interests to reopen schools now, the official said, according to the Tasnim news agency, an outlet linked to the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force.
“Yesterday we had a three percent increase in the number of coronavirus patients hospitalized. The illness cycle remains active and if we are faced with a new peak, conditions will most certainly be worse than the previous peaks,” said a senior official of Tehran’s Masih Daneshvari Hospital on Monday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.
Nurses of Tehran’s Milad Hospital rallied for the second time on Sunday protesting ongoing emergency working conditions, not having their minimum paychecks and pensions. “Our wages have remained fixed for a long period now and they have seen no increase in pay,” according to a Monday report wired by the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).
“The number of people seeking treatment for Covid-19 is increasing. In the next three weeks we will be witnessing dire conditions,” said the deputy dean of Isfahan Medical Sciences University on Monday. “Currently the number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients differs between 400 to 450. We expect for this trend to be increasing,” the official added, according to the Mehr news agency.
“We are witnessing an increasing number of new Covid-19 cases. If these current conditions are not managed properly, we will be seeing a peak of this of this virus in the city of Bonab in the coming days,” said the governor of Bonab in East Azerbaijan province of northwest Iran on Monday, according to the Mehr news agency.
Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map