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Iran coronavirus update: Over 293,200 deaths, official warns of constant high death counts

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 293,200 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 293,200 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, May 19, 2021—Over 293,200 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 542 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 19. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 77,765, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 68,276 in Tehran, 19,455 in Isfahan, 18,189 in Khuzestan, 17,910 in Razavi Khorasan, 11,998 in East Azerbaijan, 11,885 in Lorestan, 11,880 in Mazandaran, 10,953 in West Azerbaijan, 9946 in Gilan, 9597 in Fars, 9525 in Qom, 8118 in Alborz, 7140 in Golestan, 6573 in Kerman, 6548 in Hamedan, 5794 in Kermanshah, 5075 in Semnan, 5037 in Kurdistan, 4982 in Yazd, 3450 in Hormozgan, 3220 in Zanjan, and 2400 in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 293,200 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 293,200 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

“The death count remains high. These figures are currently related to an increase in the number of new cases in the past few days,” said Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi on Wednesday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“The total number of coronavirus patients hospitalized across Tehran stands at 6600, of which 1800 are in ICUs. Yesterday we had around 5800 patients seeking initial medical care for Covid-19 symptoms, of which 870 were hospitalized and 162 of these patients needed to be placed in ICUs,” said Alireza Zali, head of the Tehran Covid-19 Task Force on Wednesday, according to the Javan daily, an outlet linked to the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).

 

 

In Khuzestan province deputy dean of Dezful Medical Sciences University said on Wednesday that the number of people seeking initial medical care for Covid-19 symptoms and those being hospitalized remains high. “Currently 95 percent of our ICU beds and 90 percent of our ordinary beds are allocated to coronavirus patients. The beds remain occupied and pressure on our medical staff is extremely high. They are exhausted,” this official added, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“During the past 24 hours we have hospitalized 240 coronavirus patients, released 225 such patients and 21 have lost their lives to Covid-19,” said the spokesperson of Isfahan Medical Sciences University on Wednesday, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

“1637 coronavirus patients are hospitalized and 256 are in ICUs. During the past 24 hours we have lost 15 patients to Covid-19,” said the director of public relations in Shiraz Medical Sciences University on Wednesday, according to the Mehr news agency.

“15 coronavirus patients have lost their lives in the past 24 hours and as we speak 814 coronavirus patients are hospitalized receiving medical attention,” said the dean of Alborz Medical Sciences University on Wednesday, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

“330 coronavirus patients are hospitalized, of which 90 are in ICUs receiving medical care,” said the spokesperson of Yazd Medical Sciences University on Wednesday, according to the regime’s official IRIB news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map