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Iran coronavirus update: Over 288,200 deaths, more warnings of African and Indian variants

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 288,200 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 288,200 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, May 14, 2021—Over 288,200 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 Friday afternoon local time, May 14. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 76,433, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 66,981 in Tehran, 19,050 in Isfahan, 17,799 in Khuzestan, 17,690 in Razavi Khorasan, 11,773 in East Azerbaijan, 11,765 in Mazandaran, 11,735 in Lorestan, 10,728 in West Azerbaijan, 9851 in Gilan, 9460 in Qom, 9307 in Fars, 7848 in Alborz, 5724 in Kermanshah, 3365 in Hormozgan, and 3170 in Zanjan. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 288,200 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 288,200 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

Head of the regime’s Majlis (parliament) Health Committee emphasized on Friday the possible threat of the African and Indian variants spreading across Iran. “While strict restrictions were to be imposed on foreign commuting, including air travel, ground trips and maritime passages, we are still witnessing large trucks in our border provinces transferring goods into the country. Unfortunately, right now in Sistan & Baluchistan province we are heading towards another epidemic and experience shows this is a new wave of coronavirus,” this official added, according to the state-run Tehran News outlet.

In Hormozgan province of southern Iran the spokesperson of the local Medical Sciences University underlined the threat of the African and Indian variants spreading throughout the province. “To this day around 50 cases of this virus have been identified in some eastern and western parts of the province, and two individuals who contracted these strains have lost their lives. Today concerns regarding the further spread of this virus in other parts of Hormozgan province are extremely high. We have yet to reach the coronavirus peak and we are witnessing an increasing trend across the province,” this official added.

Dean of the Qom Medical Sciences University in central Iran said on Thursday that 61 of the 67 cases who contracted coronavirus in the past 24 hours have been hospitalized. “Currently we have 346 coronavirus patients hospitalized, of which 87 are in dire conditions. In the past 24 hours 10 coronavirus patients have lost their lives,” this official added, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

“Right now, we have 1571 coronavirus patients hospitalized across Isfahan province, of which 316 are in ICUs. During the past 24 hours 38 coronavirus patients have lost their lives,” said the spokesperson for the Isfahan Medical Sciences University on Friday, according to the Mehr news agency.

 

 

“During the past 24 hours 27 coronavirus patients have lost their lives [in Fars province]. Currently we have 1828 coronavirus patients hospitalized, of which 279 are in ICUs,” said the deputy dean of Shiraz Medical Sciences University on Friday, according to the Mehr news agency.

“During the past 24 hours 125 new Covid-19 cases have been hospitalized. Currently we have 914 coronavirus patients hospitalized. Furthermore, during this period 15 such patients have lost their lives,” said the dean of Alborz Medical Sciences University on Friday, according to the Mehr news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map