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Iran coronavirus update: Over 336,000 deaths, delta virus running wild across the country

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 336,000 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 336,000 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, July 23, 2021—Over 336,000 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 23. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 88,273, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 78,326 in Tehran, 22,775 in Isfahan, 21,371 in Khuzestan, 20,385 in Razavi Khorasan, 12,990 in Mazandaran, 12,905 in Lorestan, 12,353 in West Azerbaijan, 11,372 in Fars, 10,896 in Gilan, 10,135 in Qom, 9638 in Alborz, 9201 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 8143 in Kerman, 7855 in Golestan, 7063 in Hamedan, 5752 in Yazd, 5545 in Hormozgan, 4080 in Ardabil, 3819 in Qazvin, and 3600 in Zanjan. 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 210 deaths and 21,814 new cases. Furthermore, 4696 patients are in ICUs and 2432 of the new cases have been hospitalized.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 336,000 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 336,000 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

Regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, the most senior official responsible for the catastrophic coronavirus crisis in Iran, and the very individual who officially and publicly banned the import of American, British and French vaccines, resorted to preposterous remarks on Friday.

“The disruption in some cases of providing vaccines for the people, which of course are mostly due to the bad promises of those who promised to sell the vaccines to us… This issue once again reminder our people and government officials that relying on others will lead to problems. As a result, we need to be independent on all issues,” Khamenei said.

“The delta virus was identified in India since the beginning of this spring and officials could have prevented its entrance into the country by adopting more adequate policies. While all these officials were aware that border transactions with India, Pakistan and Afghanistan are extremely high and the possibility of the virus entering our country did actually exist,” according to a Friday report published by the Tasnim news agency, an outlet linked to the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force.

“The number of people entering our hospitals has increased significantly. We have launched a line for people to receive Remdesivir injections, which began with 25 to 50 people per day. These past few days, however, we had 250 people receiving Remdesivir injections from morning to noon,” said a deputy head of Firouzabadi Hospital on Friday in Shahre-Rey located south of Tehran, according to the state-run Hamshari daily.

“Conditions are very poor and in the past 24 hours we had record numbers of deaths and people being hospitalized for Covid-19. 963 coronavirus patients are hospitalized, of which 115 are in ICUs,” said the spokesperson of Hormozgan Medical Sciences University on Friday, according to the Tasnim news agency.

“We have 1908 coronavirus patients hospitalized across [Isfahan] province, of which 323 were hospitalized in the past 24 hours alone and 243 are in ICUs,” said the spokesperson of Isfahan Medical Sciences University on Friday, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

Mazandaran province is now considered a “black zone” and according to the deputy dean of the local Medical Sciences University all branches of their hospitals have reached their full capacities. The situation is being described as a crisis and the medical staff are exhausted and vulnerable, according to a Friday report by the regime’s official IRIB news agency.

In Kerman province the number of people being hospitalized, those seeking initial medical care for Covid-19 symptoms and deaths indicate that this virus is viciously taking a high number of victims in this province’s hyper-red status. “Coronavirus in Kerman is increasing, and four cities of the province are in critical conditions,” said Deputy Health Minister Ghasem Babajani on Friday, according to the Tasnim news agency.

“During the past 24 hours 572 of the 1126 tests have been positive (indicating around 51 percent),” said the spokesperson of Yazd Medical Sciences University on Friday, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map