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Iran coronavirus update: Over 286,200 deaths, over 100 deaths each day in Tehran alone

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 286,200 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 286,200 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, May 12, 2021—Over 286,200 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 Wednesday afternoon local time, May 12. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 75,934, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 66,401 in Tehran, 18,875 in Isfahan, 17,659 in Khuzestan, 17,595 in Razavi Khorasan, 11,725 in Mazandaran, 11,695 in Lorestan, 11,683 in East Azerbaijan, 10,648 in West Azerbaijan, 9425 in Qom, 9182 in Fars, 7738 in Alborz, 6428 in Kerman, 5963 in Markazi (Central), 5694 in Kermanshah, 4203 in North Khorasan, 3647 in Ardabil, 3335 in Hormozgan, 3150 in Zanjan, 3051 in Ilam, 2701 in South Khorasan, and 2239 in Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmad. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 286,200 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 286,200 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

“Could we have imported the vaccine sooner? Yes, we could have. Could we have imported the vaccine in large quantities starting in late February? Why wasn’t it made possible? What was the reason? This question needs to be asked and officials need to provide answers,” said regime President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday in a cabinet meeting.

In another hollow promise, Rouhani said prior to late July 13 million to 14 million people will be vaccinated in Iran. Rouhani continues his preposterous remarks while physicians, experts and nurses across the country are screaming over the shortage of necessary supplies.

“In the advanced countries of Europe people were in lines for food and hygiene products. The stores would be emptied at 10 am. Even for medication, medical services and people seeking simple medical care in our hospitals, our country never witnessed such scenes. The stores were not plundered. There were no long lines. People were not waiting outside the hospitals and not seen sleeping in the grass areas outside of hospitals,” he claimed.

“We are expecting the city of Tehran to see decreases ten to 14 days later than other parts of the country. Based on the latest statistics, we have 7350 coronavirus patients hospitalized across Tehran province, of which 1980 are in ICUs. In the past 24 hours we have seen 1050 new patients hospitalized, of which 280 were transferred to the ICUs,” said Alierza Zali, head of the Tehran Covid-19 Task Force on Wednesday, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

“The coronavirus death count, despite all the restrictive measures, remains above 100 per day in the capital. Lifting traffic restrictions resulted in significant commuting in the streets and there has not been a major decrease in the number of people who are using public transportation systems,” said a member of the Tehran City Council presidium board on Wednesday, according to the Fars news agency, an outlet linked to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).

“Following the stats of over 2600 people hospitalized for coronavirus during March and early April, along with 45 percent of the PCR tests being positive, the status quo is becoming more critical by the day. The daily death count has dropped to 40 to 50 thanks to the hard work of the ICU staff. We had forecasted the death count to remain between 70 to 80 per day,” said the spokesperson of the Isfahan Medical Sciences University on Wednesday, according to the Fars news agency.

 

 

“Conditions are very fragile. Currently we have 1276 coronavirus patients hospitalized across the province, of which 358 are in ICUs. The daily death count remains in double digits,” said the deputy dean of Mashhad Medical Sciences University on Wednesday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“Considering the fact that the South African and Indian variants have been identified in the cities of Parsian and Minab, the entire [Hormozgan] province faces the threat of these mutates strains spreading very quickly. Currently we have 407 coronavirus patients in our hospitals and 65 are in ICUs, of which 13 are in dire conditions,” said the spokesperson of Hormozgan Medical Sciences University on Wednesday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“The mutated UK variant is spreading fast across Sistan & Baluchistan province. This type of the virus has nearly fully replaced the previous strain. Nearly 80 percent of the new cases across the province are of this variant,” said the dean of Zahedan Medical Sciences University on Wednesday, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map