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Iran coronavirus update: Over 207,300 deaths, alarm bell of fourth peak sounding across Iran

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 207,300 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 207,300 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, January 27, 2021—Over 207,300 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 Wednesday afternoon local time, January 27. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 57,651 around a third of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 50,226 in Tehran, 13,140 in Isfahan, 8392 in Mazandaran, 8368 in Lorestan, 8045 in Qom, 7613 in West Azerbaijan, 7386 in Gilan, 6277 in Fars, 5323 in Alborz, 5275 in Golestan, 4584 in Kerman, 4284 in Kermanshah, 3193 in North Khorasan, 3065 in Semnan, 2577 in Ardabil, 2230 in Zanjan, 2146 in Ilam, and 1971 in South Khorasan. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Infographic-PMOI-MEK reports over 207,300 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI-MEK reports over 207,300 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

“If we are engulfed with a more aggressive virus we will be piled with a heavy number of new cases,” said regime Health Minister Saied Namaki on Wednesday. “Mazandaran is a very tense province and more than 1100 people are hospitalized in this province as we speak. The number of deaths in this northern province is also an unacceptable figure. In Golestan and Gilan province we are also concerned about a new rise in the virus. In the southern province we are once again witnessing a slight increase, especially in Hormozgan,” he added, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

“The alarm bell of the fourth peak has rung and vaccination is the only method to contain Covid-19,” said Minoo Mohraz, a member of the National Covid-19 Task Force on Wednesday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

Despite the warnings, the mullahs’ regime continues its hesitation, deceptive measures and lies in regard to purchasing the coronavirus vaccine. The production of the Iranian vaccine, be it for political or oppressive purposes, or to make massive profits, are controlled by the office of regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).

“A third vaccine by the name of Milad Nour, in line to enter the human testing phase, is linked to the Defense Ministry,” said a member of the National Covid-19 Task Force on Wednesday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency, an apparatus under IRGC hegemony. Another vaccine, known as the Barekat vaccine, is being produced by the Execution of Imam Khomeini Order institute which is under Khamenei’s direct supervision.

On the other hand, the state controlled Jahan-e Sanat daily reported citing regime Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif saying “a significant number of Russian Sputnik vaccines” have been purchased while “this vaccine not only lacks approval from the World Health Organization, but at the time of this report’s publication officials at the Health Ministry in Iran have all denied any approval of the Russian vaccine,” the piece said on Wednesday.

“In Tehran we have 1800 to 2000 people hospitalized each day, of which 540 are in ICUs. These are important numbers. Any simplicity in this regard can lead to a massive increase,” said Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi on Tuesday, according to state TV.

“The number of new cases in Khuzestan has increased significantly since December 26 to this day. During this one-month period the stats of people with symptoms and positive Covid-19 cases have nearly doubled,” said the dean of Jondi Shapour Medical Sciences University in Khuzestan province on Wednesday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“From the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic to this day, the number of people who have died of this illness in Fars province has reached 3126, including 1483 in the city of Shiraz alone,” said the deputy dean of Shiraz Medical Sciences University on Wednesday. “Currently there are 536 patients hospitalized, of which 100 are in ICUs,” this official added, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency. “The increasing trend of people being hospitalized during the winter and snow/rainy season will lead to a massive fourth Covid-19 wave in our province,” said the dean of Shiraz Medical Sciences University on Wednesday, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

“Currently we have 125 people hospitalized, of which 33 are in ICUs and ten are reported to be in dire conditions. We also have 1129 patients quarantined at home,” said the spokesperson of the Hormozgan Medical Sciences University on Wednesday, according to the Mehr news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map