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Iran coronavirus update: Over 302,700 deaths, entire country in “unstable conditions”

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 302,700 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 302,700 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, May 31, 2021—Over 302,700 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 543 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 Monday afternoon local time, May 31. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 80,156, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 70,896 in Tehran, 20,020 in Isfahan, 18,899 in Khuzestan, 18,410 in Razavi Khorasan, 12,428 in East Azerbaijan, 12,125 in Mazandaran, 11,373 in West Azerbaijan, 10,166 in Gilan, 10,072 in Fars, 9645 in Qom, 8508 in Alborz, 6966 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 5982 in Kermanshah, 3735in Hormozgan, 3315 in Zanjan, and 2480 in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 302,700 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 302,700 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

Alireza Zali, head of the Tehran Covid-19 Task Force, denied on Monday reports of a death following the use of the Iranian vaccine. “All medicines and all therapeutic measures such as surgeries are coupled with side-effects. The coronavirus vaccine is not an exception and may have mild and temporary side-effects,” he said, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency. “However, these side-effects are not that serious and cannot lead to lasting damages or death. Currently we have 4300 coronavirus patients hospitalized in Tehran, of which 1500 are held in ICUs. However, conditions in Tehran are fragile. Currently we have no blue cities, and the entire country is in unstable conditions. Naturally, in Tehran due to the high population density there are more threats,” Zali explained.

“Prior to coronavirus we had 150 to 160 deaths per day in Tehran. During the coronavirus period these numbers have doubled,” said the mayor of Tehran on Monday, according to the Fars news agency, an outlet linked to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).

“The continuation of these conditions can lead to the fourth wave leading directly into the fifth wave. The city of Sanandaj is in extremely fragile conditions and we have to surpass the fourth peak,” said the deputy governor of Kurdistan province on Monday. “We are concerned about a new Covid-19 peak in some of our cities. Sanandaj is registered as an orange zone. At any moment it can become a red zone once again,” this official added, according to the IRGC Quds Force-linked Tasnim news agency.

“Bushehr province is in danger of the Indian and African variants,” said the dean of Bushehr Medical Sciences University, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

“Considering the new rise in coronavirus numbers, all commuting inside the province will be banned from Wednesday to next Monday. The city of Chabahar is a red zone. The cities of Zahedan, Zabol, Khash, Iranshahr, Konarak and Nikshahr are orange zones, and the rest are yellow zones,” said the caretaker traffic police chief of northern areas in Sistan & Baluchistan province on Monday, according to the Tasnim news agency.

“Complaints towards the official election candidates regarding skyrocketing prices, low subsidies, economic improvements, foreign and international relations, the fight against corruption, and … we constantly hear promises but not a single sentence on increasing the speed and improving the fight against coronavirus,” a Monday piece in the state-run Etela’at daily reads in part.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map