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Iran coronavirus update: Over 273,200 deaths, many provinces still reporting rising numbers

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 273,200 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 273,200 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, May 1, 2021—Over 273,200 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 Saturday afternoon local time, April 30. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 73,090, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 62,771 in Tehran, 17,910 in Isfahan, 17,055 in Razavi Khorasan, 16,674 in Khuzestan, 11,390 in Mazandaran, 11,183 in East Azerbaijan, 10,213 in West Azerbaijan, 9511 in Gilan, 8442 in Fars, 7153 in Alborz, 6251 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 6173 in Hamedan, 6154 in Kerman, 5718 in Markazi (Central), 4820 in Semnan, 4732 in Kurdistan, 3452 in Ardabil, 3179  in Qazvin, 3175 in Hormozgan, 2844 in Bushehr, 2676 in South Khorasan, and 2230 in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 273,200 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 273,200 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

Regime President Hassan Rouhani once again placed the blame for the Covid-19 spread in Iran on the people. “People’s abidance by health protocols stands at an average of 61 percent and this is extremely dangerous. When in the current circumstances, with the fourth wave upon us, 39 percent of the people are not abiding by protocols, it means the fourth wave will extend for a longer period… If we are faced with a fifth wave, it will be because we did not abide by health protocols,” he said on Saturday.

“In ten provinces we have nearly reached the peak of this illness. Six provinces are still reporting increasing numbers and more measures are needed. These six provinces are Tehran, Alborz, Qazvin South Khorasan, Hormozgan and Sistan & Baluchistan,” said Alireza Raisi, spokesperson of the National Covid-19 Task Force on Saturday. “It appears these six provinces will reach the peak of this illness in the next few days. The country’s southern provinces, especially Bushehr, Hormozgan, Sistan & Baluchistan and Kerman, must be far more careful considering the fact that they are prone to mutated variants, especially the South African strain,” he added, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“The Covid-19 vaccination numbers in health centers has reached 24.6 percent. The average number is increasing by one percent each day and if Medical Sciences universities maintain this pace, the first phase of vaccinating our health centers will take 75 days,” said a senior Health Organization official on Saturday, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

“Fourteen months has passed since Iran has officially been engaged with the novel coronavirus and still a significant portion of the country’s population have not been vaccinated. Four domestic vaccines remain in their clinical stages and are not finalized. Foreign vaccines are being imported at bottleneck speed, indicating there is a long road ahead to reach herd immunity through vaccination,” according to a Saturday report published by the state-run Hamshahri daily.

“2223 coronavirus patients remain hospitalized, of which 395 are in ICUs. In the past 24 hours 41 people have lost their lives,” said the spokesperson of Isfahan Medical Sciences University on Saturday, 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 confirmed 413 new coronavirus cases in hospitals… while in the past 24 hours 70 patients have been released,” said the spokesperson of the Semnan Medical Sciences University on Saturday.

“During the past week, the number of confirmed Covid-19 deaths in Hormozgan province have increased by five-fold and deaths due to breathing difficulties have tripled,” said the spokesperson of Hormozgan Medical Sciences University on Saturday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

 

 

In Lorestan province, “the number of people hospitalized for coronavirus is reported at 1110 people. In the past 24 hours 619 new cases were identified 14 coronavirus patients lost their lives,” according to a Saturday report wired by the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“The number of coronavirus patients hospitalized stands at 1300. During the past 24 hours ten coronavirus patients have lost their lives,” said the dean of Hamedan Medical Sciences University on Saturday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map