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Iran coronavirus update: Over 284,100 deaths, vaccination could take more than three years

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 284,100 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 284,100 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, May 10, 2021—Over 284,100 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 Monday afternoon local time, May 10. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 75,261 around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 65,801 in Tehran, 18,695 in Isfahan, 17,500 in Razavi Khorasan , 17489 in Khuzestan, 11,675 in Mazandaran, 11,603 in East Azerbaijan, 10,563 in West Azerbaijan, 9395 in Qom, 9052 in Fars, 7643 in Alborz, 7020 in Golestan, 6393 in Hamedan, 6373 in Kerman, 5928 in Markazi (Central), 5664 in Kermanshah, 4902 in Kurdistan 4183 in North Khorasan, 3627 in Ardabil, 3315 in Hormozgan, 3130 in Zanjan, 3026 in North Khorasan, 2686 in South Khorasan, 2219 I Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmad. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 284,100 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 284,100 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

“More than three million vaccine doses have been imported into the country. Nearly 1.4 million doses have been given to different individuals. Unfortunately, a number of vaccine doses have exited the official distribution cycle and are being sold at enormous prices on the black market,” said a member of the regime’s Majlis (parliament) on Monday. “Each AstraZeneca vaccine is sold at 250 million rials (around $1,125) on the black market. Unfortunately, in some areas we are seeing people’s names being inserted into various lists of high-risk individuals in medical centers and hospitals,” this MP added, according to the state-run Eghtesad News outlet.

105,000 doses of the vaccine are being injected every day, said Eshagh Jahanpour, director of the Health Ministry’s Public Relations Office on Monday, according to the state-run Entekhab daily. If this trend continues it will take three years for 60 percent of the country’s population to receive two vaccine doses.

“1442 coronavirus patients are hospitalized in [East Azerbaijan] province, of which 20 percent are in dire conditions,” said the deputy dean of Tabriz Medical Sciences University on Monday, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

“1918 coronavirus patients are hospitalized across [Isfahan] Province, of which 389 are in ICUs. During the past 24 hours 24 such patients have lost their lives,” said the spokesperson of the Isfahan Medical Sciences University on Monday, according to the state-run IMNA news agency.

“296 new Covid-19 patients have been hospitalized during the past 24 hours across [Fars] province. This sounds a major alarm bell. 1949 coronavirus patients are hospitalized throughout the province, of which 289 are in ICUs, and 22 patients have lost their lives in the past 24 hours,” said the Director of the Public Relations in Shiraz Medical Sciences University on Monday, according to the Mehr news agency.

 

 

“The percentage of positive PCR tests indicate that the virus is still circulating among the population at a high rate, meaning the threat of returning a higher level of being engaged with this virus remains high. Vaccination may take as long as one year,” said the dean of Zanjan Medical Sciences University on Monday, according to the semi-official ILNA news agency.

“Sixteen coronavirus patients lost their lives in the past 24 hours. Currently we have 959 such patients hospitalized across Alborz province,” said the dean of Alborz Medical Sciences University on Monday.

“The status quo is very fragile. 523 coronavirus patients are hospitalized, of which 107 are in ICUs. The number of coronavirus patients has doubled since March,” said the director of Gilan Province Health Center in northern Iran on Monday, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map