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Iran coronavirus update: Over 307,300 deaths, Indian & South African variants spreading

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 307,300 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 307,300 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, June 7, 2021—Over 307,300 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 547 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, June 7. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 81,183 around a third of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 72,026 in Tehran, 20,570 in Isfahan, 19,219 in Khuzestan, 18,675 in Razavi Khorasan, 12,608 in East Azerbaijan, 11,573 in West Azerbaijan, 8718 in Alborz, 6743 in Hamedan, 6393 in Markazi (Central), 5205 in Semnan, 3940 in Hormozgan, 3549 in Qazvin, and 2525 in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 307,300 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 307,300 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

“Some of the cities and towns registered as red zones are facing the spread of the Indian and South African variants. If people do not abide by health protocols, we will most certainly witness a repeat of the harsh days we saw in the past,” said the regime’s Health Ministry spokesperson on Monday. “The highest number of coronavirus patients hospitalized last week were in the provinces of Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari, Ilam, Khuzestan and Hormozgan, respectively. The highest death tolls were reported from the provinces of Alborz, Qazvin, Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari, and East Azerbaijan, respectively,” she added, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“Soon we will enter the fifth peak. Cases of the Indian or South African variants may have increased because the number of viruses reported in the upper breathing systems have increased,” said a member of the National Covid-19 Task Force on Monday, according to the Shafaqna news agency.

A portion of the dilemmas regarding vaccination is due to the fact that the Chinese and Russian firms have failed to deliver on their contracts, according to the head of the regime’s Virology Research Center on Monday. “Arrangements were made for three million Sinofarm doses to be delivered, which they have not. Aside from China and Russia, being the main sources of vaccines for Iran, COVAX has not been able to deliver the promised vaccines to its member states due to the vaccine production companies’ failures,” this official added, according to the regime’s official IRNA news agency.

“Coronavirus continues to take victims. Although the numbers have decreased, there is still a high number of people hospitalized. 9000 of the victims have been buried outside of Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery,” said the head of Tehran City Council’s Health Committee on Monday. “A fifth peak is quite possible, and these waves will continue until general vaccination in large numbers is realized. There are plans to prepare three new cemeteries for Tehran,” this official added, according to the Fars news agency, an outlet linked to the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).

 

 

“Vaccination has come to a halt as of today,” according to a statement issued on Monday by the Qom Medical Sciences University.

“The number of people being hospitalized in hospitals [across Hormozgan province] are on the rise,” said the spokesperson of Hormozgan Medical Sciences University on Monday, according to the Hamshahri daily. The deputy chair of the Hormozgan Province Covid-19 Task Force is calling for a complete three-day closure of all administrative offices and similar entities. “Hospitals in our province are reaching their full capacities. This makes providing adequate medical services to the patients more difficult,” this official added.

The governor of Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmad province said the number of new cases and those being hospitalized is on the rise. On Sunday we had 11 more patients hospitalized in comparison to those released in the city of Gachsaran, and this is concerning. With the June 18 presidential election around the corner the threat of more new cases is very real, according to a Monday report wired by the regime’s official IRIB news agency.

The Mashhad Medical Sciences University is warning about the spread of the Indian variant in Razavi Khorasan province. Due to a return of the virus people need to remain fully aware of the threats, the statement adds, according to a Monday report wired by IRIB.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map