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Iran coronavirus update: Over 434,900 deaths, rising stats warn new covid wave

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 434,900 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 434,900 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, September 22, 2021—Over 434,900 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 Wednesday afternoon local time, September 22. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 118,191 around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 102,076 in Tehran, 35,525 in Razavi Khorasan, 28,870 in Isfahan, 26,641 in Khuzestan, 16,395 in Mazandaran, 15,589 in Fars, 15,433 in West Azerbaijan, 15,353 in East Azerbaijan, 14,660 in Lorestan, 12,743 in Alborz, 11,960 in Qom, 11,507 in Kerman, 7958 in Markazi (Central), 7435 in Hormozgan, 7248 in Yazd, 6822 in Kurdistan, 5495 in Ardabil, 4784 in Qazvin, 4158 in Ilam, and 3159 in Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmad. 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 286 deaths and 17,433 new cases, of which 2166 were hospitalized. Furthermore, 6632 patients are in ICUs.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 434,900 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 434,900 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

“We have yet to surpass the fifth wave and this process has become longer. The number of dire patients that remain hospitalized is extremely high. They have been able to survive longer thanks to the hospital care provided. However, there is a percentage of them that do not survive,” said Deputy Health Minister Ghasem Jan Babaie on Wednesday, according to the regime’s official IRIB news agency.

“All of a sudden from the second day of this week the tables have turned and once again the numbers are rising. From [Saturday] to yesterday the number of new cases across Iran have escalated by 37 percent and the number of people being hospitalized increased by 25.51 percent. This is a warning signal of a new peak in the making,” according to a Wednesday report wired by the Tasnim news agency, an outlet linked to the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force.

 

 

“The number of people being hospitalized each day stands at around 1400 and we currently have around 6300 new patients hospitalized,” said Nader Tavakoli, deputy chair of Tehran’s Covid-19 Task Force, on Wednesday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“During the past 24 hours we had a 37.5 percent rise in the daily number of confirmed new cases, 11 percent rise in deaths, two percent rise in the number of ICU patients. We currently have 50 patients under ventilators,” said the dean of Qazvin Medical Sciences University on Wednesday, according to the Tasnim news agency.

“During the past 24 hours 21 more people have lost their lives. 952 people are hospitalized, 319 are in ICUs and 66 are under ventilators,” said the dean of West Azerbaijan Medical Sciences University on Wednesday, according to the Tasnim news agency.

 

 

“Conditions in the city of Shushtar remains red and the number of confirmed cases is high. What is concerning is the fact that the number of people seeking Remdesivir medication remains high,” said the dean of Shushtar Medical Sciences University in Khuzestan province on Wednesday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“2933 coronavirus patients are hospitalized, of which 522 are in ICUs, and 38 patients have lost their lives in the past 24 hours,” according to a statement released on Wednesday by the Isfahan and Kashan Medical Sciences universities.

“Our main challenge during this period is the increasing number of people being hospitalized and losing their lives. Currently 84 dire patients are facing the threat of dying. The number of deaths may increase in the coming days,” said the dean of Ardabil Medical Sciences University on Tuesday, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map