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Iran coronavirus update: Over 270,700 deaths, officials concerned of “packed hospitals”

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 270,700 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 270,700 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, April 29, 2021—Over 270,700 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 541 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 Thursday afternoon local time, April 29. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 71,351, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 62,071 in Tehran, 17,710 in Isfahan, 16,965 in Razavi Khorasan, 16,484 in Khuzestan, 11,310 in Mazandaran, 11,298 in Lorestan, 11,088 in East Azerbaijan, 10,138 in West Azerbaijan, 9441  in Gilan, 8302 in Fars, 7053 in Alborz, 6176 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 6113 in Hamedan, 6089 in Kerman, 5658 in Markazi (Central), 5424 in Kermanshah, 4780 in Semnan, 4732 in Yazd, 4697 in Kurdistan, 4028 in North Khorasan, 3422 in Ardabil, 3129 in Qazvin, 2814 in Bushehr, 2641 in South Khorasan, 2210 in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari, and 2114 in Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmad. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 270,700 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 270,700 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran


In today’s meeting of the National Covid-19 Task Force, regime President Hassan Rouhani resorted to more ridiculous lies to cloak the mullahs’ criminal and plundering policies on the coronavirus vaccine. “It appears this illness will not end any time soon and the only certain solution to disrupt the virus cycle and decrease the number of new cases is to fully abide by health protocols… Considering the concerns of our experts regarding the vaccines’ full effectiveness on future variants, we cannot be certain about vaccination. Therefore, still the only effective solution to confront this illness across the globe is abiding by health protocols and avoiding unnecessary gatherings,” he said on Thursday.

“Tehran’s coronavirus numbers are on the rise. During the past 24 hours we had a new record in the number of new patients hospitalized with 1820 new patients being hospitalized across Tehran, of which 202 were sent directly to ICUs,” said Alireza Zali, head of the Tehran Covid-19 Task Force on Thursday. “All hospitalized cases in the 105 hospitals of this province add up to 8230 patients hospitalized, of which 2010 are in ICUs. Considering the fact that in the past 24 hours 1230 patients have been released, the number of new patients is more than those released, indicating how our hospitals are packed. This means we are still on the rise and have yet to reach the peak. Forecasts indicate this trend will continue until mid-next week. Regarding the number of people seeking medical care for Covid-19 symptoms, we are still standing at 15,800 patients. If we also take the private sector into consideration the numbers will be even higher. Until we see these figures begin to decrease, we will witness other stats continuing to rise,” he added, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

In Fars province, the head of public relations of Shiraz Medical Sciences University reported 24 Covid deaths on Thursday and said 2,290 patients are hospitalized with Covid, of which 322 are in ICU, according to a report by ISNA news agency.

In Alborz province, the dean of the medical sciences university said on Thursday, “Twenty-eight Covid-19 patients have died in Alborz province in the past 24 hours. There are 121 critical patients and 1,046 total hospitalized Covid-19 patients.” (Source: IRNA)

In Hamedan province, the spokesperson of the medical sciences university said on Thursday, “With 18 more deaths in the past 24 hours, the total number of deaths since the beginning of the outbreak has reached 1,921.” (Source: IRNA)

In Qazvin province, the medical sciences university declared on Thursday that 615 new Covid-19 cases were identified, 113 patients were hospitalized, and 14 people have died with definitive Covid-19 symptoms, according to the ISNA news agency.

In Bushehr, the head of the sanitation network of Dashtesan county said on Thursday, “The capacity of Ganji hospital is full, and 90 percent of the services is being given to Covid-19 patients and other patients are in danger. The number of daily hospitalized patients and critical patients is increasing. Clinics and pharmacies can’t respond to demands and the treatment costs of families have increased.” (Source: ISNA)

In Semnan province, the deputy dean of Semnan Medical Sciences University said on Thursday, “In the fourth covid wave and in the past 40 days, the number of hospitalized Covid-19 patients in cities covered by this university have increased sevenfold.” (Source: IRNA)

In Mazandaran province, 1,222 Covid-19 patients are hospitalized and 269 people are in ICU, according to IRNA news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map