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Iran coronavirus update: Over 329,100 deaths, officials say next two weeks will be “critical”

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 329,100 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 329,100 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, July 14, 2021—Over 329,100 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 14. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 86,391, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 76,776 in Tehran, 22,265 in Isfahan, 20,921 in Khuzestan, 20,0025 in Razavi Khorasan, 13,238 in East Azerbaijan, 12,790 in Lorestan, 12,153 in West Azerbaijan, 11,122 in Fars, 9363 in Alborz, 8566 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 7783 in Kerman, 7720 in Golestan, 6998 in Hamedan, 6768 in Markazi (Central), 6263 in Kermanshah, 5532 in Yazd, 5220 in Hormozgan, and 3684 in Bushehr. 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 Friday as 184 deaths and 23,371 new cases, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency. Furthermore, 3963 patients are in ICUs and 2457 of the new cases have been hospitalized.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 329,100 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 329,100 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

“It is an exaggeration to say the people of Sistan & Baluchistan don’t have any empty hospital beds or don’t have hospitals. There are 5272 hospital beds in this province, meaning 1.75 beds for every 1,000 people, which meets the country’s average. They shouldn’t lie to the people that the governments have done nothing,” said regime President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday. “Vaccination has begun in a large scope across these provinces. They shouldn’t lie about the state,” he added.

“We are constantly hearing lies about the innocent people of Sistan & Baluchistan province. They are providing wrongs stats about the number of victims. When we say have no equipment and no hospitals, they say beds are empty. When we protest, they insult us,” said a member of the regime’s Majlis from the city of Zahedan on Tuesday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

The Health Ministry announced on Wednesday: 169 cities and towns are registered as red zones, 166 as orange, 113 as yellow, and all the while we have no blue cities or towns.

“By the end of this week we will once again see an increase in the number of people hospitalized for coronavirus and the number of people seeking initial medical care for this virus. And I cannot say more about the daily death tolls we’ll see next week,” said Alireza Zali, head of the Tehran Covid-19 Task Force on Wednesday, according to the state-run Shafaqna news agency.

“The increasing stats in [Fars] province is quite concerning. The coming weeks we will witness a rise in the daily death toll. The current crisis and the fifth wave will be considered far beyond a ‘serious threat’ for the health of each and every one of us,” said the dean of Shiraz Medical Sciences University on Wednesday, according to the Mehr news agency.

 

 

“From Wednesday we have entered the red zone circumstances. During the next few days, the number of Covid-19 deaths will increase significantly, and we will be experiencing two very critical weeks,” said the head of the Qom Health Center on Wednesday, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

The West Azerbaijan Medical Sciences University reported on Wednesday that the number of coronavirus patients and those being hospitalized because of this virus are rising, and the daily death toll is now in double digits. Currently there are 157 people in ICUs, the report adds.

“During the past 24 hours 289 people have been hospitalized, pushing the number of patients to 833, of which 131 are in ICUs,” said the spokesperson of Yazd Medical Sciences University on Wednesday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map