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Iran coronavirus update: Over 423,300 deaths, MP says daily death toll is above 1500

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 423,300 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 423,300 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, September 14, 2021—Over 423,300 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 Tuesday afternoon local time, September 14. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 115,167 around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 99,466 in Tehran, 33,825 in Razavi Khorasan, 27,950 in Isfahan, 25,951 in Khuzestan, 16,130 in Mazandaran, 15,199 in Fars, 15,093 in East Azerbaijan, 14,913 in West Azerbaijan, 14,730 in Gilan, 14,390 in Lorestan, 12,388 in Alborz, 11,670 in Qom, 11,102 in Kerman, 7797 in Markazi (Central), 7384 in Kermanshah, 7255 in Hormozgan, 7118 in Yazd, 5355 in Ardabil, 4804 in Bushehr, 4659 in Qazvin, 4150 in Zanjan, 4088 in Ilam, and 3230 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 Tuesday as 408 deaths and 22,329 new cases. Furthermore, 7123 patients are in ICUs and 3436 of the new cases have been hospitalized.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 423,300 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 423,300 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

Massoud Pezeshkian, a member of the regime’s Majlis (parliament) Health Commission acknowledged on Tuesday that the number of Covid-19 deaths in Iran is more than 1500 per day. “They should have imposed martial law on the first day in Qom and when it spread outside of Qom, they should have quarantined the entire country for a month. However, they took none of these measures,” he said in an interview with the state-run Asr-e Iran newspaper. “Our measures to confront coronavirus saw too many ups and downs. They are announcing a death toll of around 600 to 700 per day these days, without any sense of guilt that people are dying. Of course, the real figures of the daily deaths resulting from coronavirus is more than 1500. Even if we have a two percent death rate among those who contract the virus, with more than 40,000 new cases per day we have 800 to 1200 deaths each day, and this is if we provide adequate medical care,” he added.

“Without the slightest doubt the main reason for the high numbers of new coronavirus cases and the large number of casualties in recent days and months is the low vaccination rate and delays in the vaccination process,” said another Majlis member on Tuesday, according to the ICANA news agency.

40 Majlis members called for an investigation into the “reasons behind the mismanagement of coronavirus by [Hassan] Rouhani’s government, the reason behind the change in medical protocol and drugs, currency allocated for purchasing medication and the reason behind the low vaccination pace,” according to a Tuesday report wired by the Fars news agency, an outlet linked to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC). “Ever since the beginning of the coronavirus epidemic across the country (February 2020) what necessary measures have been taken by the Health Ministry and the Covid-19 Task Force, medical centers, and other administrative apparatuses? How did the prevent the spread and development of this virus? What was the public vaccination method used to confront coronavirus and how was it implemented? What is the reason that the number of new cases and deaths increased in August and early September?”

Kermanshah Medical Sciences University released a report on Tuesday indicating 18 more patients lost their lives to coronavirus. “With this number of deaths, our province’s record of Covid-19 deaths in one day has been broken,” the statement adds.

“The number of coronavirus deaths in Ardabil is escalating. During the past 24 hours 15 coronavirus patients have lost their lives. Ardabil is registered as a red zone and an increase in the number of new cases is possible,” reads a statement released on Tuesday by the Ardabil Medical Sciences University.

“With 50 new coronavirus patients hospitalized during the past 24 hours in Vasei Hospital of Sabzevar, this city is now considered an extremely critical area,” said the dean of Sabzevar Medical Sciences University on Tuesday, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

 

 

“During the past 24 hours 578 new patients have been hospitalized across Isfahan province while 342 were discharged,” according to a statement released on Tuesday by the Isfahan Medical Sciences University.

“Currently we have 2122 coronavirus patients hospitalized, of which 330 are in ICUs, and 82 are under ventilators. During the past 24 hours 20 people have lost their lives,” said the dean of West Azerbaijan Medical Sciences University on Tuesday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map