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Iran coronavirus update: Over 251,000 deaths, highest number of ICU patients in 3 months

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 251,000 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 251,000 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, April 13, 2021—Over 251,000 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 535 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 Tuesday  afternoon local time, April 13. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 65,055 around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 57,421 in Tehran, 16,385 in Isfahan, 16,130 in Razavi Khorasan, 15,089 in Khuzestan, 10,670 in Mazandaran, 10,598 in Lorestan, 10,213 in East Azerbaijan, 9433 in West Azerbaijan, 8791 in Gilan, 7397 in Fars, 6450 in Golestan, 6283 in Alborz, 5721 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 5594 in Kerman, 5009 in Kermanshah, 4332 in Kurdistan, 3783 in North Khorasan, 3127 in Ardabil, 2735 in Zanjan, 2576 in Ilam, 2456 in South Khorasan, 2035 in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari, and 1954 in Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmad. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 251,000 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 251,000 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

The regime’s Health Ministry spokesperson announced the mullahs’ engineered Covid-19 numbers from the past 24 hours on Tuesday as 291 deaths and 27,760 new cases, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency. Furthermore, 4481 patients are in ICUs, recording the highest such stats in the past three months.

“Last week in the Scientific Committee of the National Covid-19 Task Force we wrote a letter asking for a minimum five to seven-day lockdown in Tehran. However, no one listened. Our medical centers do not have empty beds for the flood of patients. Conditions in these medical centers allocated to coronavirus patients are atrocious. It could not be worse than this and there is literally no room to hospitalize the patients,” said Minoo Mohraz, a senior member of the National Covid-19 Task Force on Tuesday, according to the state-run Hamdeli newspaper.

“The spread of coronavirus in Tehran province is extremely fast. We have a capacity of 6691 beds for coronavirus patients across the province and all the beds are now full,” said the governor of Tehran province on Monday. “We have no choice but to increase this capacity in cooperation with the Health ministry and the Medical Sciences universities of Tehran province. These numbers are quite concerning in comparison to late February and March,” he added, according to the IRNA news agency.

“We are facing an enormously increasing trend. Right now, one third of this hospital is full of Covid-19 patients,” said the head of Tehran’s Shariati Hospital on Tuesday. “We are constantly emptying various branches and opening new branches [for coronavirus patients]. Believe me, when we open a branch it is filled with Covid-19 patients within 15 to 16 hours,” the official added, according to state TV.

 

 

“To this point in Khuzestan province over 5,000 coronavirus deaths have been confirmed and we have another 1,700 possible cases of coronavirus deaths. Khuzestan has five percent of the country’s population, but the number of Covid-19 deaths is around nine percent of the entire country,” said the governor of Khuzestan province on Tuesday. “In the past 24 hours we have had 14,000 suspicious coronavirus cases, of which 2,777 have been confirmed as positive. 34 confirmed coronavirus deaths and eight possible coronavirus deaths also reported in the past 24 hours,” this official added, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“There is an emergency situation in the city of Dezful. All the hospitals are packed with patients. An inspection conducted at the Great Dezful Hospital the staff have placed beds in the halls and the facility is packed with patients,” said the special governor in the city of Dezful on Tuesday, according to the Fars news agency, an outlet linked to the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).

“In the past 24 hours we have had 16 patients lose their lives to coronavirus and the total Covid-19 fatality in Alborz province stands at 3,064,” said the dean of Alborz Medical Sciences University on Tuesday, according to ISNA.

“Currently we have 1,250 coronavirus patients hospitalized across [East Azerbaijan] province, of which 250 are in ICUs and under ventilators. This trend will increase in the coming days,” said the deputy dean of East Azerbaijan province on Tuesday, according to IRNA.

“Most of our hospitals have been allocated to Covid-19 patients. Drivers should be careful because hospitals cannot accept those injured in car accidents,” said the head of traffic police in Isfahan province on Tuesday, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence & Security (MOIS).

“Each day half of the [coronavirus] tests are positive. The number of people seeking medical care for Covid-19 symptoms has reached 4,000 people per day and nearly all of our hospitals are packed,” said the deputy governor of Fars province on Tuesday, according to ISNA.

“The number of people being hospitalized has quadrupled in comparison to the period prior to March 20. The Golestan and Farabi hospitals are nearly packed with patients,” according to a statement issued by the Kermanshah Medical Sciences University on Tuesday, via Mehr news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map