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Iran coronavirus update: Over 234,600 deaths, four provinces have five-digit death tolls

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 234,600 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 234,600 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, March 20, 2021—Over 234,600 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 522 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 Saturday afternoon local time, March 20. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 61,724 around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 54,711 in Tehran, 15,300 in Razavi Khorasan, 15,245 in Isfahan, 13,299 in Khuzestan, 10,020 in Mazandaran, 9868 n Lorestan, 9178 in East Azerbaijan, 6912 in Fars, 5813 in Alborz, 4709 in Kermanshah, 4047 in Kurdistan, and 1880 in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 234,600 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 234,600 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

“317 new coronavirus patients have been identified in the past 24 hours and 1282 patients with Covid-19 symptoms sought medical treatment in medical centers across Isfahan province, aside from the two cities of Kashan and Aran & Bidgol,” said the spokesperson of Isfahan Medical Sciences University on Saturday. “Currently there are 485 such patients hospitalized, of which 63 are in ICUs,” this official added, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

Dean of Ahvaz Medical University said on Saturday that the number of Covid-19 patients across Khuzestan province have increased to 1715. “During the past two days the number of people hospitalized has increased once again,” this official said, according to the Mehr news agency.

“Due to an increase in the number of patients with Covid-19 symptoms, the hospital is currently in crisis mode and under severe pressure,” said a hospital chief in the city of Izeh in southwest Iran on Saturday. “Since all our beds are occupied, we were forced to launch a second branch for Covid-19 patients as the number of coronavirus patients has increased. The pressure on our medical staff is extremely high and they are forced to attend their shifts every day,” this official added, according to the Mehr news agency.

“The total number of UK strain cases has reached 207. The number of Covid-19 deaths in the past week has increased by 33 percent in comparison to last week,” said the spokesperson of Hormozgan Medical Sciences University said on Saturday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“To this day 35 clusters of UK strains have been discovered in the cities of Yazd, Ardakan, Maybad, Abukare, Taft and Khatam. During the past 24 hours 117 confirmed cases of Covid-19 have been registered across [Yazd] province. This is a record in the past few months. The total number of hospitalized coronavirus patients stands at 150, of which 41 are in ICUs,” said the public relations director of Yazd Medical Sciences University on Saturday, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

“Currently we have 139 coronavirus patients hospitalized across [Ardabil] province, of which 52 are in ICUs. To this day 1434 coronavirus patients have lost their lives in Ardabil province,” said the dean of Ardabil Medical Sciences University on Saturday, according to official IRIB news agency.

“Another 96 coronavirus patients have been hospitalized across West Azerbaijan province. This is 60 percent of the total number of new cases in the past 24 hours. Of all the patients hospitalized for chronic breathing syndrome in the past 24 hours across West Azerbaijan province, 43 percent are in the city of Urmia,” said the dean of West Azerbaijan Medical Sciences University on Saturday, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

“Currently we have 593 coronavirus patients hospitalized in the provincial hospital, of which 96 patients are in ICUs. The total number of Covid-19 deaths has reached 3326 from the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic,” a statement issued by Shiraz Medical Sciences University on Saturday reads in part, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map