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Iran coronavirus update: Over 243,300 deaths, mutated strain reported in all 31 provinces

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 243,300 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 243,300 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, April 4, 2021—Over 243,300 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 Sunday afternoon local time, April 4. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 63,160 around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 56,086 in Tehran, 15,855 in Isfahan, 15,705 in Razavi Khorasan, 14,399 in Khuzestan, 10,380 in Mazandaran, 10,293 in Lorestan, 9723 in East Azerbaijan, 7137 in Fars, 6028 in Alborz, 5563 in Hamedan, 4859 in Kermanshah, 4382 in Yazd, 4212 in Kurdistan, 2725 in Hormozgan, and 1869 in Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmad. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 243,300 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 243,300 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

The regime’s Health Ministry announced the mullahs’ engineered Covid-19 numbers from the past 24 hours on Sunday as 161 deaths, being the highest such daily toll in the past 104 days, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi said on Sunday that the cities of Tehran and Isfahan may be registered as red zones in the coming week. “The latest data of the positive cases from across the country indicate increasing numbers and they are rising in a vertical manner. This means in one week we have escalated from 31,000 to 61,000 positive cases. Currently the mutated UK strain has been reported from all 31 provinces across the country and some provinces in the southwest are at times reporting 30, 40 or even 50 percent positive tests,” he added, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency. “If we reach the 200 daily death toll, which is not so far away, we may have to impose relative quarantine measures. In the next three weeks we will see three-digit death tolls each day. The coronavirus wave is increasing in all provinces and in Tehran the number of new cases, people hospitalized, and deaths have increased by 50 to 70 percent in comparison to two weeks ago,” Harirchi continued.

Deputy Health Minister Ghasem Jan-Babaie issued a statement emphasizing the following to the deans of Iran’s Medical Sciences universities. “From Saturday, April 3, plans should be made for all medical centers, including government, public, non-government, private and charity facilities under the umbrella of the country’s Medical Sciences universities or schools to be ready to provide their entire capacity for coronavirus patients,” according to a Sunday report wired by the regime’s official IRNA news agency.

“Hospitals need to be ready to accept more Covid-19 patients. We need to prepare at least 8000 hospital beds. The increase in the number of people seeking medical care for Covid-19 symptoms is concerning. Unfortunately, the number of people hospitalized in ICUs has increased,” said the deputy chair of the Tehran Covid-19 Task Force on Sunday, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

“Conditions in Tehran have reached orange zone status and there are many warnings being issued about the capital being registered as a red zone. Some official should not merely hold the people responsible for the spread of Covid-19 and accuse them in order to cloak their own self-contradictory measures, behavior and remarks,” said a member of the Tehran City Council on Sunday. “Coronavirus mismanagement has resulted in a fourth wave and a rising death toll and number of new cases. There is no news of general vaccination and it has only begun for certain groups of people. People are seeing no signs of domestic or foreign vaccines,” this official finalized, according to the Mehr news agency.

Ganjavian Hospital in southwest Iran has reached its maximum capacity, according to the dean of Dezful Medical University on Sunday. “Any number of new ICU beds that are prepared it still won’t be enough. Currently all our ICU beds are full. Nearly all our normal beds are also filled with patients. The mutated UK strain is spreading at an extremely high rate and it is very expansive,” this official added, according to the state-run Khabar Fouri website.

“A 188 percent increase in the number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients is truly a matter of concern. If this trend continues our hospitals will be packed with patients,” said the dean of Birjand Medical Sciences University on Saturday, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

“Fourteen coronavirus patients have died in the past 24 hours. This is an increase in comparison to previous days. From seven cities of Alborz province, five are orange zones and two are yellow,” said the dean of Alborz Medical Sciences University on Sunday, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

“261 people in the past 24 hours have been hospitalized and currently 1116 patients are hospitalized, of which 141 are in ICUs,” said the spokesperson of Isfahan Medical Sciences University on Sunday, according to the Mehr news agency.

“An increase in the number patients seeking medical care for Covid-19 and those hospitalized is genuinely concerning. In the last two weeks we have seen a 35 to 40 percent increase in the number of patients seeking medical care for Covid-19 symptoms, and a 17 to 20 percent increase in the number of people hospitalized,” said the deputy dean of Mashhad Medical Sciences University on Sunday, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

“Of the 36 provincial cities [in Fars province] four are registered as red zones, ten are orange and the remaining are yellow zones,” said the deputy governor of Fars province on Sunday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map