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Iran coronavirus update: Over 324,500 deaths, delta variant spreading across the country

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 324,500 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 324,500 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, July 7, 2021—Over 324,500 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 Wednesday afternoon local time, July 7. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 85,261, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 75,796 in Tehran, 21,945 in Isfahan, 20,576 in Khuzestan, 19,765 in Razavi Khorasan, 12,655 in Mazandaran, 10,942 in Fars, 10,691 in Gilan, 9223 in Alborz, 8111 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 7543 in Kerman, 6943 in Hamedan, 6688 in Markazi (Central), 5417 in Yazd, 4965 in Hormozgan, 3564 in Bushehr, 3510 in Zanjan, 3401 in Ilam, 2529 in Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmad. 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 Wednesday as 166 deaths and 17,212 new cases, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency. Furthermore, 3344 patients are in ICUs and 1710 of the new cases have been hospitalized.

“Sixteen provinces in the south and east are reporting cases of the delta variant, and in less than a week this variant will be reported from across the country,” said Alierza Raisi, spokesperson of the National Covid-19 Task Force on Wednesday, according to the regime’s official IRIB news agency.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 324,500 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 324,500 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

Alireza Zali, head of the Tehran Covid-19 Task Force, warned of an increase in the number of people being hospitalized for coronavirus and hospitals reaching their full capacity. “In Tehran province alone, we have 5600 coronavirus patients hospitalized and there is a lesser number of people released than those entering the hospitals,” he said on Wednesday, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

“For the fifth time in the past 510 days we have entered critical circumstances and crisis mode,” said the director of the Behesht-e Zahra Organization on Wednesday. This entity oversees Tehran’s largest cemetery. “Unfortunately, the Covid-19 death peak is escalating significantly in the city of Tehran, and we are currently in a very steep incline. In the coming days we will have major increases,” this official added, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

“The city of Karaj is witnessing a spread of the delta variant during the fifth peak. All restrictions imposed in Tehran province will also be implemented in this city,” said the mayor of Karaj on Wednesday, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

 

 

In Sistan & Baluchistan, the member of the regime’s Majlis (parliament) from the city of Zabol, emphasized that the people of this province are contracting the delta variant. “The speed of this spread from one individual to another is less than 30 seconds. Unfortunately, people cannot afford to purchase masks or anti-disinfectants. Such supplies need to be provided to the people. To this day the government has not seen to the needs of this province as they should have, or they do not have enough information about this province,” he said on Wednesday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“[Hormozgan] province is facing a serious shortage in hospital beds, and they are opening room for coronavirus patients by releasing patients from the surgery and heart branches,” said the dean of Hormozgan Medical Sciences University on Wednesday. “The shortage of medical staff is among the problems this province is facing, and unfortunately they have not provided us with any new hired nurses,” this official added, according to the Mehr news agency, according to the Mehr news agency.

“The number of people seeking medical care for coronavirus has increased by 75 percent in the past two weeks,” said the head of Beheshti Hospital in the city of Ardestan in Isfahan province on Wednesday, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

“The trend of new cases in [Yazd] province remains extremely high. The provincial capital is a red zone and in critical conditions. Only two cities are orange zones. This area will be fully registered as a red zone by the end of this week,” said the spokesperson of Yazd Medical Sciences University on Wednesday, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map