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Iran coronavirus update: Over 391,000 deaths, official four-digit death toll in the forecast

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 391,000 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 391,000 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, August 28, 2021—Over 391,000 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 Saturday afternoon local time, August 28. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 105,901 around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 91,846 in Tehran, 28,385 in Razavi Khorasan, 25,780 in Isfahan, 24,056 in Khuzestan, 15,190 in Mazandaran, 14,118 in East Azerbaijan, 13,882 in Fars, 13,718 in West Azerbaijan, 13,385 in Gilan, 11,665 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 11,393 in Alborz, 10,985 in Qom, 10,138 in Kerman, 9345 in Golestan, 7553 in Hamedan, 7468 in Markazi (central), 6780 in Hormozgan, 6753 in Yazd, 5144 in North Khorasan, 4860 in Ardabil, 4329 in Qazvin, and 3556 in South Khorasan. 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 614 deaths and 26,034 new cases. Furthermore, 7845 patients are in ICUs (new pandemic record) and 4002 of the new cases have been hospitalized.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 391,000 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 391,000 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

“Based on official figures during the past month the number of new cases identified has risen by 3.7 percent, those hospitalized by 29.4 percent, those placed in ICUs by 53.29 percent and the death toll by 59.9 percent. During the past month we had a daily average of 509 deaths per day due to coronavirus,” according to a Saturday piece wired by the state-run ISKA news agency.

“The methods and measures we adopt are incorrect. During these circumstances we may even witness a four-figure daily death toll. The 709 deaths per day we just witnessed was from two weeks ago. Considering our current circumstances, we should expect such high death tolls, and even higher, in the coming two weeks. When the health minister attends a closed-doors meeting with a large number of others without a mask during these times of the pandemic, it is somewhat disappointing,” said the head of Beheshti University’s Center of Virus Research on Saturday, according to the regime’s official IRIB news agency.

 

 

“The number of patients who have contracted the delta variant and are found in emergency branches of our hospitals is two to four times the standard number of patients in these branches. For example, a physician must see to 30 beds, while currently there are 60 to 80 beds. Our medical professionals are suffering from fatigue, making them extremely vulnerable and resulting in the quality of their medical care decreasing,” said the director of public relations in Iran’s Medical Apparatus Organization on Saturday, according to the Fars news agency, an outlet linked to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).

“We are running extremely low on the number of available ICU beds. The Qaem Hospital [in the city of Mashhad] is undergoing extremely difficult circumstances, the death toll has not decreased, and the ICU patients are seeing their conditions deteriorate,” said the head of Mashhad’s Qaem Hospital on Saturday. “Patients are still waiting for ICUs to become available. We are concerned of the country’s borders, the lambda variant entering our soil, and the sixth wave. If the lambda variant enters the country at the same time of the current peak, we will have a serious problem in Mashhad and there will be a catastrophe. The black fungus disease is also on the rise,” this official added, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

 

 

“The numbers of new cases and those being hospitalized have increased at such a high rate that there are no longer any empty beds available, and hospitals are currently reporting critical conditions,” said the dean of North Khorasan Medical Sciences University on Saturday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“During the past 24 hours 33 coronavirus patients have lost their lives. 2099 patients are hospitalized, of which 396 are in ICUs,” according to a Saturday statement released by West Azerbaijan Medical Sciences University.

“The number of Covid-19 deaths has increased dramatically and each day there are 25 deaths due to coronavirus. Around 1000 to 1100 new coronavirus patients are reported each day across [East Azerbaijan] province,” said the deputy dean of Tabriz Medical Sciences University on Saturday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

 

 

Twenty-two cities across Isfahan province are registered as red zones, according to the spokesperson of Isfahan Medical Sciences University on Saturday. “The number of new cases and patients being hospitalized continues to rise, and it appears we have to reach the peak of this wave. Hospitals are packed with coronavirus patients,” this official added, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

“Following a high number of people seeking medical care at the Khatam al-Anbiya Hospital and this facility reaching its capacity, the last bastion of this Medical Sciences University, being the al-Hadi Hospital, has also been allocated to hospitalize coronavirus patients,” said the deputy dean of Shushtar Medical Sciences University on Saturday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map