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Iran coronavirus update: Over 340,300 deaths, “dire” conditions reported in many provinces

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 340,300 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 340,300 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, July 28, 2021—Over 340,300 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 28. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 89,782, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 79,426 in Tehran, 23,050 in Isfahan, 21,641 in Khuzestan, 20,610 in Razavi Khorasan, 13,185 in Mazandaran, 11,567 in Fars, 9868 in Alborz, 9555 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 8343 in Kerman, 7980 in Golestan, 6928 in Markazi (Central), 5872 in Yazd, 5690 in Hormzgan, 5415  in Semnan, 4694 in North Khorasan, 3849 in Bushehr, 3126 in South Khorasan, and 2755 in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari. 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 303 deaths and 33,817 new cases. Furthermore, 5205 patients are in ICUs and 3694 of the new cases have been hospitalized.

On Thursday, the Health Ministry spokesperson reported a 17 percent increase in the number of patients, 15.5 increase in the number of coronavirus patients hospitalized, and 22 percent increase in Covid-19 deaths. “Mazandaran, Ilam, Kerman, and Golestan provinces have the highest number of coronavirus patients, respectively. Sistan & Baluchistan, Yazd, Bushehr, and Alborz provinces have had the highest death tolls, respectively,” she added, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 340,300 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 340,300 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

“In some provinces such as Tehran, Hormozgan, Kerman, and Alborz the status quo is very dangerous, and the number of patients accepted by the hospitals is beyond their capacity. In various facilities, such as Tehran’s Khomeini Hospital, we have 550 coronavirus patients while the entire hospital has 1000 beds while they are required to provide medical care to cancer, heart, and accident patients,” said Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi on Thursday, according to the regime’s IRIB news agency.

“The northern provinces are experiencing the direst coronavirus conditions; the provinces of Mazandaran, Gilan, and Golestan are considered ‘black zones’ and the hospitals have reached their full capacities,” according to a Thursday piece wired by the IRIB news agency.

“Coronavirus will not dampen easily. We will not be reaching a desired status any time soon. Signs of the delta variant are seen in 70 percent of those who have contracted Covid-19,” said the head of Tehran’s Beheshti University Virology Research Center on Thursday, according to the Fars news agency, an outlet linked to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).

“In the fifth peak the number of people seeking initial medical care for Covid-19 symptoms has tripled and each day we have 600 such people come into our medical centers. We are running out of empty beds and even ICUs beds allocated for children are being used for coronavirus patients,” said the head of Imam Ali Hospital in the city of Karaj on Thursday, according to the Hamshahri daily.

 

 

“In the past 24 hours we have hospitalized another 1700 people while 1400 patients were released. To decrease the pressure on our hospitals we are providing medical care to around 1200 patients in temporary branches,” said Alireza Zali, head of the Tehran Covid-19 Task Force on Thursday, according to the state-run Aftab News website.

“Golestan province has a capacity of hospitalizing 1500 coronavirus patients. We are very close to this mark and the number of empty beds is decreasing. Furthermore, the medical staff is more fatigued than ever before,” said the dean of Golestan Medical Sciences University on Thursday, according to the IRIB news agency.

“We are experiencing extremely difficult days. More than 500 new patients have entered our hospitals in the past 24 hours alone and the total number of coronavirus patients hospitalized across Fars province has surpassed the 2500 mark,” said the dean of Shiraz Medical Sciences University on Thursday, according to the Mehr news agency.

 

 

Head of the Health Network in the city of Tonekabon in Mazandaran province, northern Iran, is reporting they are running out of ICU beds. “Conditions across this province are similar to ours and there are no empty beds, not only in Tonekabon, but in neighboring cities and towns,” this official said on Thursday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“In Khuzestan 40 percent of the hospitals are providing medical care to coronavirus patients and 1200 such patients are hospitalized. All of our oxygen-producing equipment are working at full capacity,” said the dean of Ahvaz Medical Sciences University on Thursday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“In the previous peak we had 600 hospitalized coronavirus patients at the most. Right now, however, while we have yet to reach the climax of this peak, we already have 700 patients hospitalized. With this trend we should expect to launch field hospitals,” said the dean of Qom Medical Sciences University on Thursday, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map