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Iran coronavirus update: Over 330,500 deaths, fifth wave packing hospitals with new patients

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 330,500 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 330,500 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, July 16, 2021—Over 330,500 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 Friday afternoon local time, July 16. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 86,791, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 77,086 in Tehran, 22,380 in Isfahan, 21,016 in Khuzestan, 20,105 in Razavi Khorasan, 13,263 in East Azerbaijan, 12,820 in Lorestan, 12,188 in West Azerbaijan, 11,177 in Fars, 9418 in Alborz, 8701 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 7873 in Kerman, 679. In Markazi (Central), 6288 in Kermanshah, 5572 in Yazd, 5305 in Hormozgan, 3714 in Bushehr, and 3466 in Ilam. 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 199 deaths and 21,885 new cases, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency. Furthermore, 4135 patients are in ICUs—registering the highest such stat in 46 days—and 2410 of the new cases have been hospitalized.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 330,500 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 330,500 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

While on Wednesday regime President Hassan Rouhani described the crisis in Sistan & Baluchistan province as “exaggeration” and said there are 1.7 beds for each 1,000 people in this province like all other areas across the country, he contradicted his remarks while visiting Iranshahr Medical Sciences University. “With more than 1.3 million people under the umbrella of this institute, there are 0.6 beds for every 1,000 people,” he said on Thursday, according to the Tasnim news agency, an outlet linked to the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force.

“The stats, with new records, will probably shock everyone. More than 300 deaths per day will be repeated. From July 1st to the 15th the number of cases identified increased by 65.3 percent, those hospitalized by 63.5 percent and the death rate by 60 percent,” according to a Thursday wired by the state-run ISCA news agency.

“Since the beginning of this pandemic to this day 10,000 taxi drivers have contracted coronavirus and more than 700 have lost their lives,” said the director general of the Urban Taxi Drivers Union on Friday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“Since the beginning of this pandemic we have had 77 minors dying of Covid-19 in this facility,” said the head of Tehran’s Mofid Children Hospital on Friday. “Currently our babies branch is full of patients, and we are running short on available branches, while we had no such issue last year,” this official added, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“With an increase in the number of new patients needing to be hospitalized we are facing a shortage in hospital beds. We have to gradually replace coronavirus patients with others,” according to a statement released by Alborz Medical Sciences University on Friday.

“The fifth coronavirus wave is turning into a serious crisis. The number of deaths and new cases has been escalating in a concerning manner. During the past 24 hours we have had 12 coronavirus deaths and 125 patients are in ICUs… the number of patients hospitalized across Yazd province is increasing with each passing day,” said the spokesperson of Yazd Medical Sciences University, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

“The number of Covid-19 patients are increasing and heading for the fifth peak. 980 patients are hospitalized. The number of new cases in need of being hospitalized have reached 292 per day, and we have 245 patients in ICUs,” said the deputy dean of Mashhad Medical Sciences University on Friday, according to ISCA news agency.

“Since yesterday we have had 1270 new coronavirus cases across Isfahan province. 316 new patients have been hospitalized while 209 were released,” said the spokesperson of Isfahan Medical Sciences University on Friday, according to the Mehr news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map