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Iran coronavirus update: Over 287,300 deaths, Indian African variant identified in Iran

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 287,300 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 287,300 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, May 13, 2021—Over 287,300 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 Thursday afternoon local time, May 13. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 76,231, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 66,701 in Tehran, 18,950 in Isfahan, 17,739 in Khuzestan, 17,640 in Razavi Khorasan, 11,733 in East Azerbaijan, 10,693 in West Azerbaijan, 9821 in Gilan, 9242 in Fars, 7798 in Alborz, 7055 in Golestan, 6596 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 6458 in Kerman, 6448 in Hamedan, 5988 in Markazi (Central), 5015 in Semnan, 4962 in Kurdistan, 4922 in Yazd, 3339 in Qazvin, 2994 in Bushehr, and 2355 in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 287,300 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 287,300 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

“Of the two million vaccines that have arrived, more than 200,000 have disappeared. Where have they gone? Who have they been used for?” asked Mohsen Dehnavi, a member of the regime’s Majlis (parliament) presidium on Tuesday. “These are the vaccines that are seen in the black market. When we go to the Nosser Khosrow district [in Tehran] we see one dose is being sold for 250 million rials. I wrote a letter to the Health Minister demanding a report. I said we are not going to simply forget about this issue. These are very high numbers. I’m reporting on very precise numbers and we have issued formal letters,” he added in an interview on state TV.

“In the fourth peak the number of people who have been hospitalized has doubled. Prior to this this, we would reach the peak in a new wave of this illness in two months. Now, however, in the fourth wave we reached the peak in 23 days,” said Deputy Health Minister Ghasem Jan-Babaie on Wednesday, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

“In total the number of new hospitalized coronavirus patients in Tehran was around 1200, of which 182 were placed in ICUs. The total number of coronavirus patients hospitalized across Tehran stands at 7350, of which 1900 are in ICUs,” said Alireza Zali, head of the Tehran Covid-19 Task Force on Wednesday. “1100 patients were released. In the past 24 hours we had around 11,700 people seeking initial medical care for Covid-19 symptoms. Our medical staff are under extreme pressure considering the fact that more than 7000 coronavirus patients are hospitalized in Tehran. The number of people seeking initial medical care for Covid-19 symptoms is above the 10,000 mark, indicating that the city and province of Tehran remain in unstable conditions and we may witness new waves of this illness,” he added, according to the semi-official ILNA news agency.

 

 

In Hormozgan province of southern Iran authorities are concerned about the death of two patients who contracted the Indian African variant. This can trigger a new and dangerous peak in Hormozgan province. “These two patients who lost their lives were from the cities of Parsian and Minab. Unfortunately, we currently have identified 24 patients in this province who have contracted the very dangerous African strain,” said the spokesperson of Hormozgan Medical Sciences University on Thursday, according to the Tasnim news agency, an outlet linked to the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force.

“During the past 24 hours we have lost 23 coronavirus patients in [West Azerbaijan] province. There are 1189 coronavirus patients currently hospitalized in our province,” said the dean of West Azerbaijan Medical Sciences University on Wednesday, according to the state-run IMNA news agency.

“During the past 24 hours 18 coronavirus patients have lost their lives and 919 such patients remain hospitalized,” said the dean of Alborz Medical Sciences University, according to the regime’s official IRIB news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map