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Iran coronavirus update: Over 315,400 deaths, talk of Delta variant entering southern cities

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 315,400 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 315,400 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, June 21, 2021—Over 315,400 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 21. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 83,101, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 73,946 in Tehran, 21,220 in Isfahan, 19,896 in Khuzestan, 19,175 in Razavi Khorasan, 12,893 in East Azerbaijan, 12,470 in Lorestan, 12,435 in Mazandaran, 11,818 in West Azerbaijan, 8988 in Alborz, 7396 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 7113 in Kerman, 6118 in Kermanshah, and 4425 in Hormozgan. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

The regime’s Health Ministry announced the mullahs’ engineered Covid-19 numbers from the past 24 hours on Monday as 136 deaths and 10,485 new cases, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency. Furthermore, 3258 patients are in ICUs and 1259 of the new cases have been hospitalized.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 315,400 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 315,400 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

“A 26.5 percent rise in the number of new cases per day across Iran indicates the virus continues to be active throughout the country and is resulting in various waves. This can cause new problems for the entire nation,” according to a Monday report wired by the Tasnim news agency, an outlet linked to the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force. “Weekly stats indicate that considering the mutated variant’s significant activity in the south and southeast portions of Iran, the increasing trend of new cases in these areas and neighboring cities and towns has resulted in circumstances that can ignite a new crisis, or a fifth peak,” the report adds.

“Kerman province has yet to surpass the fourth peak and remains engaged with the problems resulting from this illness,” said the deputy dean of Kerman Medical Sciences University on Monday. All ventilators are in use, said the deputy dean of Jiroft Medical Sciences University on Monday, adding the southern areas of Kerman province have entered a new wave of this illness. All the while, health officials in eastern areas of Kerman province are reporting an increasing number of coronavirus cases in Kerman’s eastern cities, especially Rigan, this official added, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

 

 

“The number of people hospitalized for coronavirus has increased by 50 percent and 161 such patients were hospitalized today. Currently we have 669 coronavirus patients hospitalized and 9587 quarantined at home,” said the spokesperson of Hormozgan Medical Sciences University on Monday, according to the state-run Hamshahri daily.

“The fifth peak that will unfortunately engulf us we will be dealing with the dealing with the Delta variant (which is extremely dangerous and even those who had contracted the virus before and been vaccinated are not fully immune). Sooner or later [Markazi] province will be facing a crisis. Since last week the number of people seeking initial medical care for Covid-19 symptoms has increased,” said the dean of Arak Medical Sciences University on Monday, according to the IRGC-linked Fars news agency.

“In one day, we had 418 positive test results that indicates an explosive increase in the number of new coronavirus cases,” said the dean of Bushehr Medical Sciences University on Monday, according to the Tasnim news agency.

“During the past 24 hours 107 new coronavirus patients have been hospitalized and the total count now stands at 609, of which 143 are in ICUs,” according to the regime’s official IRIB news agency on Monday reporting from West Azerbaijan Medical Sciences University on.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map