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Iran coronavirus update: Over 334,400 deaths, death toll higher than European Union

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 334,400 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 334,400 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, July 21, 2021—Over 334,400 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 21. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 87,837, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 77,956 in Tehran, 22,650 in Isfahan, 21,271 in Khuzestan, 20,301 in Razavi Khorasan, 12,945 in Mazandaran, 11,307 in Fars, 10,856 in Gilan, 10,100 in Qom, 9563 in Alborz, 9051 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 8068 in Kerman, 7830 in Golestan, 6848 in Markazi, 5702 in Yazd, 5480 in Hormozgan, 3779 in Bushehr, and 3076 in South Khorasan. 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 213 deaths and 27,379 new cases. Furthermore, 4518 patients are in ICUs and 2755 of the new cases have been hospitalized. 232 cities are red zones, 117 orange and 99 are yellow, according to the Health Ministry.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 334,400 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 334,400 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

“The death toll in Iran is more than the European Union with a population of around 450 million. Provide vaccines without any limits through any methods and from anywhere possible,” said a senior health official on Wednesday, according to the state-run Asr-e Iran daily.

Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi apologized on Wednesday for the unsuccessful domestic vaccine campaign. “We have a serious problem in accepting patients into our hospitals. For the first time we have a record number of patients seeking initial medical care for Covid-19. On Tuesday we had 27,444 new positive cases, 3036 new coronavirus patients hospitalized, and 250 coronavirus deaths… The delta virus can spread much easier and as a result the number of people hospitalized and the death will increase,” he added, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“The number of coronavirus patients has multiplied in comparison to the fourth peak. All the country’s hospitals are involved in providing care for coronavirus patients,” said a senior official of Tehran’s renowned Masih Daneshvari Hospital on Wednesday, according to the state-run Hamshahri daily.

“Currently we have 925 patients hospitalized for coronavirus which is unprecedented since the start of the pandemic,” said the spokesperson of Hormozgan Medical Sciences University on Wednesday, according to the Fars news agency, an outlet linked to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC). The deputy governor of this province said hospitals are packed and called for a full-week shutdown of the entire province, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

On Wednesday, the dean of the Bushehr Medical Sciences University referred to the increasing number of patients entering hospitals, adding the facilities are reaching their maximum capacities and the province is registering record numbers in new cases. During the past 24 hours they had 600 new cases in Bushehr province, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“The situation in Mazandaran province and the city of Babol specifically are critical. From a week ago the number of patients seeking initial medical care for Covid-19 has increased by 200 to 250 percent, and the number of those hospitalized has increased significantly,” said the dean of Babol Medical Sciences University on Wednesday, according to the state-run IMNA news agency.

“The number of people hospitalized for coronavirus has hit the four-digit mark and currently stands at 1003,” said the dean of Golestan Medical Sciences University on Wednesday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map