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Iran coronavirus update: Over 333,600 deaths, official says “tsunami is in the making”

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 333,600 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 333,600 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, July 20, 2021—Over 333,600 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 Tuesday afternoon local time, July 20. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 87,624, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 77,776 in Tehran, 22,590 in Isfahan, 21,216 in Khuzestan, 20,270 in Razavi Khorasan, 13,328 in East Azerbaijan, 12,910 in Mazandaran, 12,880 in Lorestan, 12,288 in West Azerbaijan, 11,277 in Fars, 9533 in Alborz, 8981 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 8023 in Kerman, 7805 in Goletan, 7043 in Hamedan, 6308 in Kermanshah, 5677 in Yazd, 5440 in Hormozgan, 4055 in Ardabil, 3799 in Qazvin, 3764 in Bushehr, 3481 in Ilam, and 2720 in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 333,600 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 333,600 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

The regime’s Health Ministry announced the mullahs’ engineered Covid-19 numbers from the past 24 hours on Tuesday as 250 deaths (highest in 57 days) and 27,444 new cases (highest since the start of the pandemic). Furthermore, 4422 patients are in ICUs (highest in 54 days) and 3036 of the new cases have been hospitalized.

Head of the emergency branch in Tehran’s Sina Hospital said on Tuesday that hospitals across the province are packed, and the situation is both concerning and tiresome. “Each day we have dozens of calls seeking empty beds to hospitalize a patient. At times we have to lay blankets on the floor of the emergency section for patients to rest on. In Tehran there is a long line, and it does not appear to be any better in nearby cities and towns,” this official added, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“We have a new record of the number of people hospitalized in one day and the total number of people hospitalized in Hormozgan province,” said the spokesperson of Hormozgan Medical Sciences University on Tuesday. 888 coronavirus patients are hospitalized, of which 117 are in ICUs. 11,400 patients are quarantined in their homes, meaning the virus continues to spread,” this official added, according to the Tasnim news agency, an outlet linked to the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force.

“During the past 24 hours the daily death rate has quadrupled. The number of patients hospitalized across [Ardabil] province stands at 334, of which 67 are in ICUs,” said the dean of Ardabil Medical Sciences University on Tuesday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

 

 

“Three weeks ago, we had 230 patients hospitalized. Right now, however, we have reached the 1000 mark. 13 of this province’s 14 cities are registered as red zones,” said the dean of Golestan Medical Sciences University on Tuesday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“The situation in Isfahan is critical and the number of patients hospitalized during the past 24 hours has tripled in comparison to the same period last week. In the very near future all hospital beds will be filled with patients,” said the spokesperson of Isfahan Medical Sciences University on Tuesday.

“The threat is serious. A tsunami is in the making,” said the deputy governor of Qazvin province on Tuesday, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

“The number of new cases in [West Azerbaijan] province has increased. Currently we have 720 patients hospitalized, of which 149 are in ICUs and 23 under ventilators,” said the dean of West Azerbaijan Medical Sciences University on Tuesday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map