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Iran coronavirus update: Over 308,000 deaths, numbers of deaths & new cases rise again

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 308,000 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 308,000 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, June 8, 2021—Over 308,000 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 Tuesday afternoon local time, June 8. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 81,362, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 72,166 in Tehran, 20,625 in Isfahan, 19,269 in Khuzestan, 18,710 in Razavi Khorasan, 12,643 in East Azerbaijan, 12,250 in Mazandaran, 11,613 in West Azerbaijan, 10,296 in Gilan, 9710 in Qom, 8753 in Alborz, 7415 in Golestan, 7136 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 6898 in Kerman, 5267 in Kurdistan, 51,52 in Yazd, 3975 in Hormozgan, 3825 in Ardabil, 3229 in Bushehr, and 3226 in Ilam. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 308,000 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 308,000 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

The regime’s Health Ministry spokesperson announced the mullahs’ engineered Covid-19 numbers from the past 24 hours on Tuesday as 179 deaths and 8846 new cases, indicating a 49 percent in deaths and 80 percent increase in new cases.

“The fifth coronavirus peak has engulfed the country’s southern regions and to some extent the western areas. During the past one or two weeks the number of red cities has increased,” according to a piece published by the state-run Arman daily on Tuesday. “Talk of yellow, orange and blue status for our cities is literally a joke to the society’s health. As vaccination remains in limbo new variants are spreading across the southern and western areas of the country, and soon it will engulf all cities and towns, leading more people being hospitalized. The Health Ministry is not depositing the money needed to purchase the vaccines,” the piece adds.

“Based on the latest Health Ministry reports, of the 5.7 million foreign vaccine doses imported into Iran, 4.8 million have been used. What happened to the remaining 900,000 doses? Have some of them been transferred to the elections campaign offices?” reads a piece published by the state-run Salamat (Health) News website on Tuesday.

“During the past four days the decreasing trend of people being hospitalized has faded. In fact, these stats are fixed these days. This indicates the necessity to intensify health protocols and social distancing,” said the governor of Tehran province on Tuesday, according to the state-run Khabar Online website.

“The number of people seeking initial medical care at health centers were 1306 on May 21. This increased to 2157 on June 1, indicating a 70 percent rise and showing we are heading towards the fifth peak,” said the dean of West Azerbaijan Medical Sciences University on Tuesday, according to the state-run Khabar Online website.

“The number of new cases is on the rise. During the past two days the number of people seeking initial medical care for Covid-19 symptoms has increased significantly. We are forecasting that this increase will continue to gain momentum,” said the Health Network director in the city of Hendijan in southwest Iran on Tuesday, according to the semi-official ILNA news agency.

 

 

“The status quo has become extremely dangerous. The cities of Omidiyeh and Hendijan are registered as red zones. The trend in Bushehr province is showing an increasing trend, similar to that of Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari province… The number of people being hospitalized is more than those being released,” said the governor of Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmad province in southwest Iran on Tuesday, according to the Fars news agency, an outlet linked to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).

The dean of Golestan Medical Sciences University is expressing deep concerns regarding an increasing number of people being hospitalized for Covid-19, possibly leading to a new coronavirus wave in this province of northern Iran, according to a Tuesday report wired by the regime’s official IRIB news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map