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Iran coronavirus update: Over 272,000 deaths, Tehran reporting dangerously high numbers

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 272,000 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 272,000 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, April 30, 2021—Over 272,000 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 Friday afternoon local time, April 30. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 71,758, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 62,421 in Tehran, 17,810 in Isfahan, 17,015 in Razavi Khorasan, 16,584 in Khuzestan, 11,355 in Mazandaran, 11,348 in Lorestan, 11,133 in East Azerbaijan, 10,178 in West Azerbaijan, 9481 in Gilan, 9225 in Qom, 8372 in Fars, 7108 in Alborz, 6835 in Golestan, 6211 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 6148 in Hamedan, 6119 in Kerman, 5688 in Markazi (Central), 5454 in Kermanshah, 4053 in North Khorasan, 3155 in Hormozgan, 3154 in Qazvin, 2995 in Zanjan, and 2796 in Ilam. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 272,000 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 272,000 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

“There may be certain variants in our country that have never been reported anywhere in the world. As long as we don’t have a national system to evaluate mutated viruses, we will always be facing threats and we need to definitely provide measures to have an immediate and timely response,” said a senior health official in Tehran on Friday, according to the semi-official ILNA news agency.

“If we believe this virus will remain and we are forecasting a fifth peak, we cannot take on coronavirus with passive policies,” said a member of the regime’s Majlis (parliament) Health Committee on Friday. “We take measures to confront the Covid-19 peak and when the situation improves a bit, we open the roads again we find ourselves facing a new peak. The government’s strategy to confront coronavirus needs to change,” this MP added, according to the Shafina news agency.

“Tehran is experiencing very tragic and difficult days. We are in bitter conditions and the number of coronavirus patients hospitalized has reached 8300. For the first time the number of new patients registered in one day surpassed the 1800 mark,” said Alireza Zali, head of the Tehran Covid-19 Task Force on Friday, according to the Fars news agency, an outlet linked to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).

 

 

“2298 coronavirus patients remain hospitalized, of which 375 are in ICUs,” said the spokesperson of Isfahan Medical Sciences University on Friday. “In the past 24 hours we have seen 32 patients lose their lives to Covid-19,” this official added, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

“In the past 24 hours we have lost 26 patients to coronavirus and we currently have 1052 such patients hospitalized,” said the dean of Alborz Medical Sciences University on Friday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“While in the winter of last year the daily average of coronavirus patients hospitalized was in double digits, during the past weeks these figures have been in the triple digits. There was one day when we even had over 300 coronavirus patients hospitalized in one day,” said the chair of West Azerbaijan Covid-19 Task Force on Friday. “Currently we have 1352 patients hospitalized, of which 255 are in ICUs and 70 are under ventilators. We have lost 14 coronavirus patients in the past 24 hours,” this official added, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

“In the past 24 hours we have had 464 newly confirmed coronavirus cases. During this period 140 people were hospitalized and ten deaths were reported of people with confirmed coronavirus symptoms,” one official in Qazvin province said on Friday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map