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Iran coronavirus update: Over 339,400 deaths, field hospitals are becoming necessary

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 339,400 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 339,400 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, July 27, 2021—Over 339,400 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 Tuesday afternoon local time, July 27. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 89,479, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 79,176 in Tehran, 22,985 in Isfahan, 21,586 in Khuzestan, 20,560 in Razavi Khorasan, 13,418 in East Azerbaijan, 13,145 in Mazandaran, 12,438 in West Azerbaijan, 11,522 in Fars, 10,981 in Gilan, 10,195 in Qom, 9823 in Alborz, 9481 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 8303 in Kerman, 7955 in Golestan, 5847 in Yazd, 5660 in Hormozgan, 4105 in Ardabil, 3625 in Zanjan, 3521 in Ilam, and 2604 in Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmad. 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 Tuesday as 357 deaths and 34,951 new cases (highest in this pandemic). Furthermore, 5100 patients are in ICUs and 3708 of the new cases have been hospitalized.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 339,400 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 339,400 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

“Each day between 19,000 to 20,000 people across Tehran are seeking initial medical attention for Covid-19 symptoms. This is a high figure. Up to this morning we had 2600 patients in the ICU sections of Tehran’s hospitals,” said Alireza Zali, head of the Tehran Covid-19 Task Force on Tuesday, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

“The fifth peak has been the worst to this day. In the previous peaks we had a maximum of 9000 patients hospitalized. During the current peak, however, we have reached the 10,000 mark… and we are heading to conditions where we will need to launch field hospitals,” said Nader Tavakoli, deputy chair of the Tehran Covid-19 Task Force on Tuesday, according to the state-run Hamshahri daily.

“The number od daily deaths in Tehran has surpassed the 150 mark and the six-day shutdown had a negative impact,” said Tehran City Council chief Mehdi Hashemi on Tuesday, according to the semi-official ILNA news agency.

“We have around 200 coronavirus patients packed in our ICU, emergency and other branches… of course, these are only the patients in dire conditions and need to be hospitalized. The load of this illness, in comparison to the previous peaks, has tripled and even quadrupled. If the number of patients increases, they will have to wait behind hospital doors,” said the head of Tehran’s Sina Hospital on Tuesday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“The numbers of new cases, those being hospitalized, and daily deaths are all escalating. The daily death toll in Razavi Khorasan province, especially in the city of Mashhad, is increasing to more than 30 per day,” according to a statement released by the Mashhad Medical Sciences University on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, the dean of Shiraz Medical Sciences University in Fars province requested an all-out shutdown. “The number of deaths in the past 24 hours was an unprecedented record in the past few months, and the number of patients in need of ICU attention is rising,” this official explained, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

 

 

“The number of coronavirus patients hospitalized has reached the 900 mark, of which 160 are in dire conditions. A number are in ICUs and a number of others are waiting for ICUs to become available,” said the deputy dean of Gilan Medical Sciences University on Tuesday, according to the Tasnim news agency, an outlet linked to the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force.

“The new peak of this illness has led to our hospitals running out of available beds, making providing medical care to patients a very difficult task,” according to a statement released by the Babol Medical Sciences Organization on Tuesday. “Even if new beds are added, we will not have experienced staff available, and the ability of our current staff is deteriorating day by day due to extreme physical and psychological fatigue. Soon the number of dire patients waiting behind hospital entrances for empty beds to become available will increase.”

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map