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Iran coronavirus update: Over 306,800 deaths, vaccination halts in Tehran & other major cities

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 306,800 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 306,800 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, June 6, 2021—Over 306,800 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 Sunday afternoon local time, June 6. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 81,063, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 71,886 in Tehran, 20,525 in Isfahan, 19,179 in Khuzestan, 18,645 in Razavi Khorasan, 12,265 in Lorestan, 12,220 in Mazandaran, 10,266 in Gilan, 10,227 in Fars, 8688 in Alborz, 7395 in Golestan, 7101 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 6868 in Kerman, 5978 in Kermanshah, 3905 in Hormozgan, 3360 in Zanjan, and 2394 in Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmad. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 306,800 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 306,800 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Head of Iran’s National coronavirus Epidemiology Committee said on Sunday that a fifth peak is possible due to issues regarding general vaccination and lack of abidance by health protocols, especially since concerns remain regarding new variants of this illness, according to a report wired by the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“Early last week we expected the arrival of three million doses from a country and the vaccination process in process. However, since that shipment was met with delays vaccination for the next group of people was delayed to the arrival of the next vaccine consignment,” said Alireza Raisi, spokesperson of the National Covid-19 Task Force on Sunday, according to state TV.

Health centers across the city of Tehran are putting up signs reading “Out of vaccines.” Other cities are reporting similar conditions. Considering the fact that in provinces such as Hormozgan officials are warning of a fifth peak, the vaccination cycle coming to a halt is quite dangerous, according to a Sunday report published by the state-run Khabar Fouri website.

“Vaccination has come to a halt until further notice due to the depletion of stored vaccines,” a statement issued by the Shiraz Medical Sciences University on Sunday reads, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

“The situation in Hormozgan province is critical. A fifth peak spreading across the country and starting from Hormozgan is quite possible. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 deaths in Hormozgan province has reached our youth and many of those who have contracted the virus are suffering from severe lung problems, which has increased the death rate of this virus,” said the deputy governor of Hormozgan on Sunday, according to the state-run Hamshahri daily.

“June 5 was the harshest day for [Sistan & Baluchistan] province since last winter. The daily death rate on this day was unprecedented,” said the dean of Zahedan Medical Sciences University on Sunday, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map