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Iran coronavirus update: Over 41,500 deaths, Rouhani claims “success”

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 41,500 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 41,500 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, May 14, 2020—Over 41,500 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 14. The official death count declared by the regime is 6,854, less than a sixth of the actual figure.

The death toll in various provinces include: 2,555 in Mazandaran, 2,430 in Khuzestan, 1,245 in West Azerbaijan, 1,190 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 1,185 in Hamedan, 1,130 in Lorestan, 685 in Kurdistan, and 455 in North Khorasan. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

 

Over 41,500 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran

Over 41,500 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran

Continuing his daily lies, Iranian regime President Hassan Rouhani made interesting remarks on Thursday claiming “success” in managing and controlling the novel coronavirus in Iran. “The organized and united measures by our officials at various levels and across the country have been among the most important factors of success in managing and controlling the deadly coronavirus,” he said. “With an increasing number of white [lower risk] cities and trekking towards the phase of containing the virus, we should be able to reopen other business and crowded centers, such as sports stadiums and cultural sites,” Rouhani added.

 

 

However, merely a few hours later the regime’s Health Ministry spokesperson reported 71 COVID-19 deaths and 1,808 new cases in the past 24 hours alone, adding 2,785 people are in “intensive care units receiving medical treatment,” according to a reported wired on Thursday by the regime’s official IRNA news agency. Referring to the critical situation in Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran, Kiansuh Jahanpour added, “North Khorasan Province may also witness conditions similar to Khuzestan.”

Regime experts and media outlets in various provinces are one after another reporting new COVID-19 cases. Official state TV in Khuzestan Province reported on Wednesday night, “The coronavirus bomb exploded today in Khuzestan Province. The numbers are truly strange. 550 people across Khuzestan Province contracted the virus in just one day.”

“Unfortunately, I have to make the announcement that the city is in red conditions… I am calling on the people to remain in their homes and abide by quarantine regulations 100 percent. Keep the streets empty,” said the mayor of Behbahan, a city in Khuzestan Province, according to a report wired on Wednesday by the state-run Tasnim news agency.

The dean of Hormozgan Medical Sciences University said, “The increase of coronavirus cases in the past week is alarming. If the rising trend of cases continues, we will have to reconsider the reopening,” (Source: Asr-e Iran, May 14)

Ahmad Safari, MP from Kermanshah, said, “The shortage of medical equipment is very tangible and is not enough for the needs of Kermanshah province… Due to the shortage of equipment for diagnosing coronavirus, the test results of patients sometimes arrive with a week’s delay, and this can increase the possibility of the infection being transferred to other people.” (Source: Khaneyeh Melat, May 13)

The mayor of Khoramabad, Lorestan province, said, “Given the increase in the number of coronavirus patients in Lorestan province and the declaration of red status in Khoramabad and several other counties… the mayors have been given the authority to impose restrictions based on the situation of their jurisdictions.” (Source: Tasnim, May 14)

The head of the Coronavirus Task Force in Qeshm said, “In recent days, we’ve witnessed an increase in the number of coronavirus patients in Qeshm.” (Source: Fars News Agency, May 14)

While the Health Ministry had declared that the situation in Qom had changed from red to yellow, the governor of the province said, “This province is still in a critical situation.” (Source: Fars News Agency, May 14)

Massoud Mardani, a member of the national Coroanvirus Task Force, said, “Now that the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise every day, we should not await a drop in the fatality rates… The number of coronavirus infections is rising.” (Source: Fars News Agency, May 14)

 

 

Regarding Rouhani’s claims about handing and controlling the coronavirus outbreak, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), said that nobody in Iran takes the bluffs of this deceptive mullah seriously. Everyone knows that the regime has been following a campaign of disseminating lies about discovering coronavirus cases, the number of hospital beds, and exporting masks and equipment to Turkey and Germany, among others.

Rouhani himself is part of the mullahs’ virus, Mrs. Rajavi stressed.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map