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Iran coronavirus update: Over 341,200 deaths, Tehran hospitals reaching full capacity

Coronavirus Image July 29, 2021
Coronavirus Image July 29, 2021

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, July 29, 2021—Over 341,200 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 Thursday afternoon local time, July 29. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 90,074, around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 79,676 in Tehran, 23,110 in Isfahan, 21,696 in Khuzestan, 20,650 in Razavi Khorasan, 13,448 in East Azerbaijan, 13,220 in Mazandaran, 12,468 in West Azerbaijan, 11,607 in Fars, 11,026 in Gilan, 10,225 in Qom, 9918 in Alborz, 9605 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 8383 in Kerman, 8005 in Golestan, 7118 in Hamedan, 5897 in Yazd, 5725 in Hormozgan, and 5647 in Kurdistan. 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 292 deaths and 34,433 new cases. Furthermore, 5296 patients are in ICUs and 3506 of the new cases have been hospitalized.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 341,200 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 341,200 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

“The delta virus is more contagious and more capable in making people severely ill. Our colleagues are under extreme pressure,” said Health Minister Saied Namaki on Thursday. “Unfortunately, protocols are not abided by at all. Roads are open, cities are crowded, and unnecessary commuting is rampant. We have prepared ourselves for these waves to become stronger,” he added, according to the Mizan news agency, an outlet linked to the regime’s judiciary.

“Conditions are critical and hyper-red. Tehran, without any empty beds, is about to explode. If you contract Covid-19 these days and need to be hospitalized, don’t think you can find an empty bed unless you have special connections with a deputy minister or somewhat,” reads a Thursday report wired the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS). “And just take ordinary medicine to maybe heal. All the while, the Health Minister has constantly repeated in his remarks that they will not have any patients waiting behind hospital doors,” the text adds.

“Tehran is in dire conditions. The fifth peak is becoming more difficult with every passing minute. There are rumors about hospitals reaching their full capacities, shortage in medicine, long-hour waits in hospitals’ emergency sections or entrances, and the possibility of patients sleeping behind hospital doors. Such reports have led to various heads of hospitals in Tehran to sound their alarm bells for the capital,” reads a Thursday report wired by the Fars news agency, an outlet linked to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).

“Mazandaran province has the highest number of new coronavirus cases per capita. All its hospitals and emergency branches have reached their full capacities. These circumstances are true in the three provinces of Mazandaran, Golestan and Gilan. However, conditions in Mazandaran are worse,” said a member of the regime’s Majlis (parliament) Health Committee on Thursday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“During the past 24 hours for the first time we had 4000 people seeking initial medical care for Covid-19 symptoms in hospitals across [Khuzestan] province. This figure has doubled in comparison to two weeks ago,” said the dean of Ahvaz Medical Sciences University on Thursday, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

“We have purchased ten air conditioners with the aim of improving the cooling system of [Ganji Hospital in the city of Borazjan]. However, the dilemma continues. We are forced to accept more patients than our standard capacity, leading to a higher number of beds to provide medical care to these patients. All of this has led to problems for our cooling systems, water heaters, electricity and oxygen devices,” said the caretaker of Ganji Hospital in the city of Borazjan on Thursday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

 

 

“During the past 24 hours we have lost 17 more patients to coronavirus. This is a record in our daily death tolls,” said the spokesperson for the Hormozgan Medical Sciences University on Thursday, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

“The number of people hospitalized for coronavirus has surpassed the 1000 mark and we currently stand at 1100. The highest rise is reported from the cities of Rasht, Astara, Anzali, Rudsar, Langrud, and Lahijan, and hospitals are packed with Covid-19 patients. We may be facing a shortage in hospital beds in the coming days,” said the deputy dean of Gilan Medical Sciences University on Thursday, according to the IRGC Quds Force-related Tasnim news agency.

“150 coronavirus patients were hospitalized in the past 24 hours and 23 such patients lost their lives. We currently have 1135 such patients hospitalized across the province,” said the dean of Alborz Medical Sciences University on Thursday, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map