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Iran coronavirus update: Over 336,800 deaths, record numbers sounding more alarm bells

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 336,800 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 336,800 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, July 24, 2021—Over 336,800 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 Saturday afternoon local time, July 24. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 88,532, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 78,526 in Tehran, 22,825 in Isfahan, 21,426 in Khuzestan, 20,425 in Razavi Khorasan, 13,025 in Mazandaran, 11,417 in Fars, 9683 in Alborz, 9276 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 8183 in Kerman, 7885 in Golestan, 6878 in Markazi, 5772 in Yazd, 5580 in Hormozgan, 5390 in Semnan, 3804 in Bushehr, 3501 in Ilam, 3101 in South Khorasan, and 2735 in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiri. 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 Saturday as 259 deaths (highest in 67 days) and 18,632 new cases. Furthermore, 4784 patients are in ICUs (highest in 62 days) and 2509 of the new cases have been hospitalized.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 336,800 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 336,800 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

“Conditions in Tehran are so dire that these statistics themselves indicate how dire the situation is, and there is no need distort or exaggerate anything in the news,” said Alireza Zali, head of the Tehran Covid-19 Task Force on Saturday. “We in Tehran have 8000 people hospitalized right now, which itself can be the most important and bitter of all reports. We have more than 20,000 people seeking initial medical care each day, which indicates how circumstances are constantly deteriorating. Tehran is a city that is currently hyper red and unfortunately all indicators are on the rise,” he added, according to the state-run Hamshahri daily.

“The number of new cases in Tehran is significantly high and we have not seen such conditions in the past 16 months. The continuation of this trend is concerning because we don’t have an exact evaluation on to what extent this increase will continue,” said Nader Tavakoli, deputy chair of the Tehran Covid-19 Task Force on Saturday. “The number of people seeking medical care and the new cases is unprecedented. More than 20,000 people are seeking medical care, thus placing high pressure on the medical staff. Sixty percent of the hospital beds are allocated to Covid-19 patients, and we still don’t have a sense of peace in order to forecast the road ahead. 1500 of each 20,000 people are hospitalized, and each day the number of patients is rising with each passing day and new records are set. We don’t know until when this trend will continue,” he added, according to the Fars news agency, an outlet linked to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).

“The consequences of the fifth peak are constantly getting worse. The number of people seeking initial medical care has increased in strange fashion. In the past few days, we have had record numbers of people hospitalized,” said the deputy head of Tehran’s Khomeini Hospital.

 

 

“Since last week we have had an average of 223 patients hospitalized per day. This increasing trend of patients is deeply concerning. Controlling coronavirus in [Golestan] province has become a twisted knot and catastrophic circumstances are in the making for this province,” said the dean of Golestan Medical Sciences University on Saturday, according to the Fars news agency.

“We currently have 1425 coronavirus patients hospitalized, 220 in ICUs and 70 under ventilators. In all our hospitals we have coronavirus patients hospitalized,” said the dean of Kerman Medical Sciences University on Saturday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“During the past 24 hours 363 new coronavirus patients have been hospitalized and currently the total stands at 2502, of which 280 are in ICUs,” said the deputy dean of Shiraz Medical Sciences University, according to the Fars news agency.

 

 

“During the past week we have had a 28 percent increase in the number of new confirmed Covid-19 cases and a seven percent increase in the number of deaths and people hospitalized,” said the spokesperson of Hormozgan Medical Sciences University on Saturday, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

In Semnan province the number of people seeking medical care in comparison to this period last year has increased by seven-fold and no significant measure has been taken by regime officials to respond to this dilemma, according to a Saturday report wired by the Mehr news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map