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Iran coronavirus update: Over 309,300 deaths, alarms bells sounding of a fifth peak

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 309,300 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 309,300 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, June 10, 2021—Over 309,300 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 Thursday afternoon local time, June 10. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 81,672, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 72,456 in Tehran, 20,735 in Isfahan, 19,391 in Khuzestan, 18,790 in Razavi Khorasan, 12,285 in Mazandaran, 10,331 in Gilan, 10,317 in Fars, 8813 in Alborz, 6928 in Kerman, 6773 in Hamedan, 6428 in Markazi (Central), 5297 in Kurdistan, 4050 in Hormozgan, 2550 in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari, and 2414 in Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmad. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 309,300 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 309,300 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

While vaccination in Iran has been halted without ever actually being launched due to the regime’s criminal and plundering policies, alarm bells are sounding across the country of a fifth peak.

“The status quo is fragile, and the Indian and South African variants are spreading. The threat of a fifth peak is before us, including in Razavi Khorasan, province,” said the spokesperson of the regime’s Health Ministry on Thursday, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

“Less than half a percent of the second-dose vaccination and nearly three percent of the country’s population has gone through vaccination. To overcome the current circumstances there are challenges ahead of us and they need to be resolved,” said a senior member of the National Covid-19 Task Force on Thursday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“The vaccination rate is extremely slow, and we are expecting to enter a fifth peak. We are in poor conditions right now,” said a senior official of Tehran’s Masih Daneshvari Hospital on Thursday, according to the state-run Sharq daily.

“The threat exists of a new coronavirus wave, especially of the Indian variant, from the country’s southern and southeast areas. We hope this does not become a reality in Razavi Khorasan province,” said the deputy dean of Mashhad Medical Sciences University on Thursday. “Considering the fact that Razavi Khorasan province has yet to completely surpass the fourth peak, one cannot accurately forecast the coming week’s coronavirus circumstances. Currently the number of deaths has decreased to ten to 15 per day. There is a possibility that the number of new cases will increase in two weeks’ time,” this official added, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

“The status quo is critical. This time last year we were identifying 200 new cases per day. Currently we are at times registering more than 1000 new cases per day,” said the dean of Hormozgan Medical Sciences University on Thursday, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

In Isfahan province the spokesperson of Isfahan Medical Sciences University said the number of people being hospitalized remains higher than those released. Next week one of Isfahan’s largest hospitals will be allocated to Covid-19 patients, according to a Thursday report wired by the regime’s official IRIB news agency.

“Currently we have 316 coronavirus patients hospitalized. During the past 24 hours we have had 100 new patients hospitalized. The increase in the number of people being hospitalized for coronavirus indicates that those who believe we are reaching the end of the coronavirus illness are completely wrong,” said the spokesperson of Yazd Medical Sciences University on Thursday, according to the IRIB news agency.

“Coronavirus has not been the priority of any of the [presidential] candidates in the debates, because the quarrels are over issues in which the people are not considered important at all. In the first debate none of the candidates mentioned Covid-19 and when people began protesting on social media, they resorted to hollow promises about coronavirus. Now, little by little, election campaigns have begun, and conditions are ripe to enter a fifth peak,” according to a Thursday piece published by the state-run Sharq daily.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map