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Iran coronavirus update: Over 44,300 deaths, several provinces reporting rise in cases

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 44,300 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 44,300 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, May 25, 2020—Over 44,300 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 320 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 Monday afternoon local time, May 25. The official death count declared by the regime is 7,451, less than a sixth of the actual figure.

The death toll in various provinces include: 7,180 in Tehran, 3,390 in Khuzestan, 2,755 in Gilan, 1,402 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 1,365 in Lorestan, 1,010 in Kermanshah, 545 in Kerman, and 525 in North Khorasan. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Over 44,300 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran

Over 44,300 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran

As a new wave of COVID-19 cases are reported in various provinces across Iran, regime President Hassan Rouhani, who for weeks claimed the novel coronavirus illness is about to be contained, is acknowledging that conditions in various provinces and cities are very critical. In a continuation of his lies Rouhani once again placed the blame on the Iranian people despite the fact that he himself and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei ordered people back to work.

COVID-19 cases in the city of Dezful, southwest Iran, have increased by 200 to 300 percent, according to a May 25 report wired by the Fars news agency citing Deputy Health Minister Iraj Haririchi. “We are witnessing a rise in various provinces and the highest such cases are in Khuzestan Province… Our forecast is that the rising trend will continue for the next few days,” he added on Sunday, according to state-TV.

“The people of Khuzestan and a few other southern provinces are facing various issues resulting from COVID-19… if these conditions continue it will be very difficult to control and contain the virus in these provinces,” Harirchi said on Monday, according to the state-run Tasnim news agency.



On Monday, Fars News Agency quoted the spokesperson of the Jondishapour Medical Sciences University (Khuzestan province) as saying, “In Khuzestan, the number of coronavirus cases has reached 10,419… the number of coronavirus deaths is 452.”

The secretary of the Coronavirus Task Force in Bushehr province said, “Carelessness in the face of coronavirus will bring very tough times.” (Source: Javan News Agency, May 24)

According to a report by Mehr News Agency, the dean of Zanjan Medical Sciences University acknowledged a rising trend in the number of coronavirus cases in Zanjan province. Mehr also quoted the dean of Ilam Medical Sciences University as saying, “the number of positive cases has grown across the province.”

In Kermanshah, Fars News Agency quoted the head of the public relations committee of the medical sciences university as saying that the province had seen 127 new coronavirus cases and five new deaths in the past 24 hours. Tasnim News Agency, which is run by the IRGC Quds Force, also acknowledged that on Friday and Saturday, the number of new coronavirus cases in Kermanshah was in the triple digits.

The same outlet reported an unprecedented increase in the number of coronavirus cases south of Kerman and the county of Jiroft. “The spokesperson of the health ministry has declared the situation in this area as critical… the statistics in the past few days is two or three times what we’ve seen in the past,” Tasnim wrote.

IRNA, another official news agency, reported, “The tough economic conditions forced us to neglect social distancing rules, and under the pretext of smart distancing, we created the grounds for the spread of the epidemic. We don’t have any cure or standard measures for the patients and our medical staff have been wearied under the extreme pressure of their jobs.”

Regarding Rouhani’s incrimination of the defenseless people of Iran, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) reiterated that blaming the people for their failures is the known method of the criminal mullahs, who are the main culprits of death and destruction in Iran.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map