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Iran coronavirus update: Over 332,100 deaths, stats rising dangerously across the country

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 332,100 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 332,100 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, July 18, 2021—Over 332,100 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 Sunday afternoon local time, July 17. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 87,161, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 77,416 in Tehran, 22,485 in Isfahan, 21,116 in Khuzestan, 20,195 in Razavi Khorasan, 13,289 in East Azerbaijan, 12,855 in Mazandaran, 12,850 in Lorestan, 12,228 in West Azerbaijan, 11,222 in Fars, 9473 in Aborz, 8841 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 7943 in Kerman, 6818 in Markazi (Central), 5627 in Yazd, 5375 in Hormozgan, 4040 in Ardabil, 3734 in Bushehr, and 3575 in Zanjan. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 332,100 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 332,100 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

The regime’s Health Ministry announced the mullahs’ engineered Covid-19 numbers from the past 24 hours on Sunday as 195 deaths and 22,184 new cases. Furthermore, 4306 patients are in ICUs and 2012 of the new cases have been hospitalized.

“The trend of this illness in the country is continuous and on the rise. During the past week, the number of patients testing positive for coronavirus increased by around 25 percent. Furthermore, we have witnessed a 35 percent increase in the number of patients hospitalized and an 18.5 percent increase in the number of deaths,” said the spokesperson of the regime’s Health Ministry on Sunday. “Last week the provinces of Ilam, Kerman, Yazd, Mazandaran and Hormozgan were reporting the highest number of patients hospitalized, respectively. The provinces of Sistan & Baluchistan, Yazd, Hormozgan and Alborz were reporting the highest number of Covid-19 deaths, respectively,” she added, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

“The number of daily deaths in Tehran has surpassed the 100 mark,” said the city mayor on Sunday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“Each day the number of new patients hospitalized for coronavirus is surpassing the 1700 to 1800 mark. We have to expect more cities to be involved in this crisis and the number of our red zone cities will most definitely increase,” said Alireza Raisi, spokesperson of the National Covid-19 Task Force on Sunday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

Currently there are 7400 coronavirus patients across Tehran province. During the past week this province has witnessed a steep increase in the number of patients seeking initial medical care, those being hospitalized and daily deaths, according to a Sunday report wired by the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

“We are around two weeks behind from the country’s vaccination program. If vaccination is not conducted on time, we will see more Covid-19 peaks,” said Alireza Zali, head of the Tehran Covid-19 Task Force on Sunday. “The longer it takes to vaccinate the country, the vaccine will be effected by the virus circulating across the country and will have a lesser impact on decreasing the death toll,” he added, according to the state-run Hamshahri daily.

“The increasing trend of new coronavirus cases across the country is very steep. In (Tehran’s) Khomeini Hospital we are adding two more branches each night and this means in the coming days we will be facing a significant death rate,” said a member of the Tehran Medical University’s Scientific Committee on Sunday. “During the previous waves I truly don’t remember us hospitalizing a minor. However, during the past ten days I have seen at least three or four minors seeking medical attention from me alone,” this official added, according to the Mehr news agency.

“[Sistan & Baluchistan] lacks the necessary infrastructure and despite the efforts placed in by the medical professionals, the people’s vulnerability is increasing and getting out of control,” said a member of the regime’s Majlis (parliament) on Sunday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

 

 

“The city of Parsian is witnessing the most unprecedented conditions when it comes to the number of coronavirus patients hospitalized and people seeking initial medical care for Covid-19. We are facing severe shortages in hospital beds,” said the mayor of Parsian on Sunday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“The number of new cases and people being hospitalized for coronavirus in Khuzestan province has increased by around ten percent and in the coming two weeks this province will enter a new peak,” said the dean of Ahvaz Medical Sciences University on Sunday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“The number of people being hospitalized for Covid-19 is increasing. Currently we have 1100 people hospitalized, of which 260 are in ICUs,” said the deputy dean of Mashhad Medical Sciences University on Sunday, according to the Mehr news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map