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Iran coronavirus update: Over 41,200 deaths, most new cases in past 33 days

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 41,200 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 41,200 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, May 13, 2020—Over 41,200 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 317 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, May 13. The official death count declared by the regime is 6,783, less than a sixth of the actual figure.

The death toll in various provinces include: 6,885 in Tehran, 2,535 in Mazandaran, 2,490 in Isfahan, 2,360 in Khuzestan, 1,465 in East Azerbaijan, 1,165 in Hamedan, 1,110 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 1,105 in Lorestan, and 350 in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Over 41,200 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran

Over 41,200 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran

By returning the Iranian people to work while the country lacks minimum hygiene necessities and proper medical services, the number of coronavirus cases is increasing each day throughout Iran. The regime’s Health Ministry said on Wednesday that there have been 1,985 new cases in the past 24 hours, setting the highest single-day rise in the past 33 days.

Alireza Zali, head of Tehran’s COVID-19 Task Force HQ, said that in the past 24 hours there have been 273 new coronavirus patients hospitalized in the Iranian capital. Of course, this is only a small portion of the number of new cases in Tehran.

 

 

Prior to this Dr. Younesian, a member of the Tehran Medical Sciences University Scientific Board, had said the true figures are 20 times higher than what is being announced. “If we take into account that only 20 percent of the number of cases are hospitalized and only half of them are actually tested, one can say the true number of cases is around 20 times more than what is being reported,” he said as reported by the state-run Setareyeh Sobh daily on April 25.

Furthermore, Dr. Mahboubfar, a member of the National COVID-19 Task Force, had highlighted that the negative impact of the government’s decision to lift quarantine limitations last week will resemble itself in the second coronavirus wave, according to the state-run Vatane Emrouz daily on April 28. Currently, Zali is emphasizing that conditions in Iran’s major cities, including Tehran, are considered “fragile.”

In Zahedan, southeast Iran, the deputy dean of the local Medical Sciences University, said there has been an unprecedented rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Sistan & Baluchistan Province during the past 24 hours, according to a report aired by the regime’s state-run IRIB TV.

“The Razi and Taleghani hospitals and parts of the Milad and Amir al-Momenin hospitals, and one block of Sina hospital in Ahvaz have been allocated to coronavirus patients,” the dean of the Jondishapur Medical Science University in Khuzestan said, according to Hamshahri daily.

While the coronavirus situation in Khuzestan province is critical, regime officials are trying to lay the blame on the people without acknowledging their role in forcing the people to go back to work.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), stressed that the real cause for the spread of the virus is the regime itself, which through its secrecy, discrimination, and inefficiency has transformed Iran into the epicenter of COVID-19 in the Middle East. Even according to the false figures that the regime is reporting, Iran has more coronavirus victims than the rest of the Middle East region combined.

And as the people’s lives continue to spiral into poverty and misery, the regime continues to loot the resources of the country for its own ends. Mrs. Rajavi reminded that the financial corruption of the regime is the flipside of the coin of poverty in Iran, especially in provinces such as Khuzestan, where people are lacking the minimum facilities to counter the spread of coronavirus.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map