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Iran coronavirus update: Over 305,500 deaths, forecasted fifth wave due to Indian variant

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 305,500 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 305,500 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, June 4, 2021—Over 305,500 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 Friday afternoon local time, June 4. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 80,813, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 71,616 in Tehran, 20,425 in Isfahan, 19,094 in Khuzestan, 18,560 in Razavi Khorasan, 12,235 in Lorestan, 12,190 in Mazandaran, 11,518 in West Azerbaijan, 8638 in Alborz, 7056 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 6838 in Kerman, 6723 in Hamedan, 3805 in Ardabil, and 3524 in Qazvin. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 305,500 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 305,500 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

“The number of red cities is a threat for another rise of the illness and a fifth wave in the coming weeks,” according to a Friday report wired by the regime’s official IRNA news agency. Based on the statement made by the Health Ministry, there are 16 red cities. “201 cities are orange and 231 are yellow. Some of the red cities are facing a spread of the Indian and South African variants,” the reports adds.

“We are forecasting that if we have a fifth coronavirus wave it will be due to the Indian variant,” said a senior member of the National Covid-19 Task Force on Friday, according to the state-run Khabar Online website.

 

 

The fifth peak “may materialize in the coming months. This depends on us and how far we are able to extend the vaccination coverage,” said the head of the regime’s Epidemiology Committee on Friday. “We need to accelerate the vaccination process and reach 400,000 vaccine doses per day in order to establish herd immunity. Some countries have had three peaks, but we even had a fourth peak. Therefore, we are very prone to have a fifth peak, especially since new variants have entered the country,” this official added, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“During the past 24 hours the coronavirus death toll in Qazvin Province has increase by nine-fold in comparison to the previous day. This was quite unexpected,” said the dean of Qazvin Medical Sciences University on Friday, according to the Tasnim news agency, an outlet linked to the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force.

“14 cities and towns in [Isfahan] province, including the city of Isfahan, are considered orange zones. There is no blue or white city, and coronavirus remains prone to attack all of our residents,” said the spokesperson of Isfahan Medical Sciences University on Friday, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

“Four new cities have been added to the other red cities, reaching a total of ten red cities [in Hormozgan province]. Currently we have 566 patients hospitalized and 73 in ICUs,” said the spokesperson of Hormozgan Medical Sciences University on Friday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“We are expecting dark coronavirus days in the city of Rudan,” said the mayor of this city in Hormozgan province on Friday, according to the IRGC-linked Fars news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map