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Iran coronavirus update: Over 311,700 deaths, fifth peak begins in five provinces

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 311,700 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 311,700 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, June 14, 2021—Over 311,700 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 14. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 82,217, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 73,016 in Tehran, 20,935 in Isfahan, 19,586 in Khuzestan, 18,945 in Razavi Khorasan, 12,370 in Lorestan, 12,345 in Mazandaran, 10,396 in Gilan, 7470 in Golestan, 7256 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 6983 in Kerman, 6068 in Kermanshah, 5270 in Semnan, 4190 in Hormozgan, 2570 in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari, and 2434 in Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmad. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 311,700 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 311,700 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

“They wake up and say we will vaccinate the Iranian people in three months. They think vaccines are ice cream, or maybe they do not know how to count. You can’t manage such a task with slogans,” said Alireza Raisi, spokesperson of the National Covid-19 Task Force on Monday, in response to remarks made by the candidates in the regime’s sham presidential election scheduled for this Friday, June 18, according to the Javan daily, an outlet linked to the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).

“The fifth peak has started in the eastern and southern parts of the country, especially in the provinces of Bushehr, Hormozgan, Sistan & Baluchistan, Khuzestan and Kermanshah,” said a member of the Scientific Association of Hygiene Education on Monday. “The illness has begun to rise in these provinces, indicating a fifth peak. The slightest negligence will lead to the fifth peak engulfing the country like a storm. The country is in extremely unstable and fragile conditions. Currently only one percent of the society has been vaccinated,” this official added, according to the regime’s Khabar Online website.

“Tehran remains in fragile and unstable conditions. Tehran province is registered as an orange zone for now. Currently we have 5800 coronavirus patients hospitalized in medical centers across Tehran, of which 1900 are in ICUs,” said Alireza Zali, head of the Tehran Covid-19 Task Force on Monday, according to the regime’s Shafaqna news agency.

“During the past few days, we have witnessed an increase in the number of people seeking initial medical care for Covid-19 symptoms. This trend can return Gilan province to the difficult conditions we witnessed in late March and early April, and force us to restore restrictive measures,” said the dean of Gilan Medical Sciences University on Monday, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

“We are witnessing a rising trend in some of the cities and towns of Zanjan province. This escalates the threat of a fifth peak,” said the dean of Zanjan Medical Sciences University on Monday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“Sistan & Baluchistan province is in alarming conditions when it comes to coronavirus. 100 percent of the cases registered in centers under the umbrella of Zahedan Medical Sciences University are of the UK variant. This sounds an alarm bell about other variants of this illness,” said the dean of Zahedan Medical Sciences University on Monday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map