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Iran coronavirus update: Over 285,200 deaths, Tehran remains a “red zone”

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 285,100 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 285,100 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, May 11, 2021—Over 285,200 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 Tuesday afternoon local time, May 11. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 75,568 around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 66,101 in Tehran, 18,795 in Isfahan, 17,579 in Khuzestan, 17,545 in Razavi Khorasan, 11,700 in Mazandaran, 11,663 in Lorestan, 11,643 in East Azerbaijan, 10,608 in West Azerbaijan, 9781 in Gilan, 9117 in Fars, 7693 in Alborz, 6551 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 6413 in Hamedan, 6403 in Kerman, 4985 in Semnan, 4927 in Kurdistan, 4897 in Yazd, 3314 in Qazvin, 2964 in Bushehr, and 2340 in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 285,200 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 285,200 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

“Currently we have entered a new phase. Several new mutations have entered the country. One is the Indian variant that we have identified in the provinces of Bushehr, Hormozgan, Yazd, West Azerbaijan and Qom,” said regime Health Minister Saied Namaki on Tuesday. “In Bandar Abbas, Kushkenar and Omani we have identified the South African variant. We also have the Californian-Indian variant. In addition to foreign mutations each of our own provinces may have their own mutations. We need to be careful about foreign and domestic mutations,” he added, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

Deputy Health Minister Gahasem Jan-babie acknowledged on Tuesday that several people have died after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. However, he did not say which vaccine they had received. “The reports about deaths following vaccinations are being evaluated, especially their medical backgrounds, in Scientific Committees of our Medical Sciences universities and the Health Ministry. Reports will be issued after analysis. The number of people seeking medical care in our hospitals are nearly twice the previous peak. The number of youths contracting the virus has tripled and in most provinces 80 percent of the cases are of the UK variant,” he added, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

“More than 100,000 nurses have contracted the virus and 120 have lost their lives. The main problem is the shortage in the number of nurses and despite the fact that 53,000 have licenses and are ready to be hired, only 3,000 nurses were actually employed,” said the head of the Nursing Apparatus Organization on Tuesday. “Usually, we have around 6,000 to 7,000 nurses on medical leave due to contracting Covid-19, being quarantined or other reasons… around 5,000 nurses [in Tehran alone] have registered in the Nursing Apparatus Organization website that they have yet to be vaccinated,” this official added, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

“The situation in Tehran has not changed much and despite the fact that the number of coronavirus patients hospitalized has decreased, we are still considered a red zone and things are changing at a very slow rate,” said Alireza Zali, head of the Tehran Covid-19 Task Force on Monday. “7600 coronavirus patients were hospitalized, and 1120 new patients have been added,” he added, according to the state-run Daneshju news agency.

“Still, we have 1400 to 1700 people hospitalized on a daily basis across the province,” the governor of Tehran province on Monday, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

 

 

“1808 coronavirus patients are hospitalized, of which 351 are in ICUs. During the past 24 hours we have lost 20 patients to Covid-19,” said the spokesperson of Isfahan Medical Sciences University on Tuesday, according to the state-run IMNA news agency.

“256 patients are hospitalized in the city of Kashan for breathing disorders, of which 41 are in ICUs. During the past 24 hours five patients have lost their lives,” said the dean of Kashan Medical Sciences University on Tuesday, according to the Mehr news agency.

 

 

“During the past 24 hours we have identified 905 new coronavirus patients, of which 225 were hospitalized. Currently we have 1212 coronavirus patients hospitalized, of which 231 are in ICUs,” according to a statement released on Tuesday by the West Azerbaijan Medical Sciences University. “During the past 24 hours 15 coronavirus patients have lost their lives. The province’s total death count stands at 4372,” the statement adds.

“15 coronavirus patients have lost their lives in the past 24 hours in Alborz province. During this same time span 125 coronavirus patients were hospitalized with dire conditions,” said the dean of Alborz Medical Sciences University on Tuesday, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

 

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map