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Iran coronavirus update: Over 242,000 deaths, highest daily death toll in three months

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 242,000 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 242,000 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, April 2, 2021—Over 242,000 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 533 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 Friday afternoon local time, April 2. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 62,876 around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 55,871 in Tehran, 15,755 in Isfahan, 15,625 in Razavi Khorasan, 14,249 in Khuzestan, 10,320 in Mazandaran, 9643 in East Azerbaijan, 8481 in Gilan, 6235 in Golestan, 5993 in Alborz, 5543 in Hamedan, 4205 in Semnan, 3653 in North Khorasan, 3002 in Ardabil, 2705 in Hormozgan, 2615 in Zanjan, 2444 in Bushehr, 2351 in South Khorasan, and 1945 in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 242,000 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 242,000 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran


The regime’s Health Ministry announced the mullahs’ engineered Covid-19 numbers from the past 24 hours on Friday as 117 deaths, the highest such figure in three months. The number of ICU patients has surpassed the 4000 mark for the first time in two months. “The illness trend in all provinces across the country, other than Khuzestan, has been increasing and we are witnessing an escalating number of cities and towns being registered as red zones, totaling 46 as of now. We also have 119 orange zone cities and towns,” she added. “Furthermore, 246 cities and towns are registered as yellow zones and only 37 are blue zones. The number of new cases is increasing in alarming fashion. Most certainly in the coming days we will be witnessing an increasing number of Covid-19 deaths,” she added, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

“During the past few days, I have been in contact with tired and disappointed deans of our Medical Sciences universities. They are extremely concerned. Their patients are increasing in numbers and they are running out of available hospital beds,” said Health Minister Saied Namaki on Friday. “In the new wave the chain of this massive virus is far more powerful, and our health professionals are tired. We have difficult days ahead of us,” he added, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.



“Twenty-five provinces are sounding alarm bells. The Health Ministry has officially designated 12 provinces as red zones. Tehran and 12 other provinces are in alarming conditions,” according to a Friday report wired by the Tasnim news agency, an outlet linked to the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force.

“We are concerned about our ICU branches reaching their full capacity. Starting next week hospitals will be filled with non-coronavirus patients and this is very alarming for us,” said the deputy chair of Tehran Covid-19 Task Force on Friday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“On Wednesday, March 30, and the day before that we had 38 people die of Covid-19… For now, we do not have a shortage in graves available and there are also an emergency number of graves. We are looking to launch a new cemetery for Tehran,” said the chair of the Tehran City Council Health Committee on Friday, according to the state-run Afkar News outlet.



“The number of patients in Beheshti Hospital of Kashan has increased by 100 percent in comparison to March 21,” said the director of public relations in Kashan Medical Sciences University on Friday, according to the IRGC-linked Fars news agency.

“The fourth coronavirus wave is more lethal. On March 21 we had 250 new coronavirus cases. However, the number of patients in the past few days has reached 1400. In the past ten days the number of patients hospitalized across the province has doubled,” said the deputy dean of Isfahan Medical Sciences University on Friday. “The spread of coronavirus across Isfahan province has increased at an unbelievable speed and during the past 12 months we had not experienced such a leap. If this lethal trend continues all our hospitals across the province will be allocated to coronavirus patients,” this official added, according to the state-run IMNA news agency.

Deputy dean of Gilan Medical Sciences University reported on Thursday an 80 percent increase in the number of coronavirus patients across this province. “The number of dire patients has increased at the same rate,” this official said, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

“The number of Covid-19 cases in [Bushehr] province has increased by eight-fold in comparison to January 2020,” said the dean of Bushehr Medical Sciences University on Thursday, according to the Mehr news agency.

“Fars province has returned to the early difficult days of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is necessary that our officials adopt essential measures as soon as possible,” said the representative of Shiraz and Zarghan in the regime’s Majlis (parliament) on Friday. “Fars province has been left to be and coronavirus management across this province is not adequate. Conditions will deteriorate if there are no preventive measures. The number of patients is beyond the capacity of our hospitals,” he added, according to the Tasnim news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map