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Iran coronavirus update: Over 449,700 deaths, Raisi lies in claiming 70 percent vaccination

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 449,700 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 449,700 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, October 6, 2021—Over 449,700 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, October 6. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 121,779 around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 105,376 in Tehran, 37,015 in Razavi Khorasan, 30,310 in Isfahan, 27,565 in Khuzestan, 16,193 in West Azerbaijan, 16,190 in Fars, 15,833 in East Azerbaijan, 15,010 in Lorestan, 13,208 in Alborz, 10,065 in Golestan, 8119 in Kermanshah, 7423 in Yazd, 5759 in North Khorasan, 5029 in Qazvin, 4273 in Ilam, 3896 in South Khorasan, and 3415 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 Wednesday as 216 deaths and 10,497 new cases, of which 1805 were hospitalized. Furthermore, 5598 patients are in ICUs.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 449,700 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 449,700 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran.

 

“Seventy percent of the population has been vaccinated,” regime President Ebrahim Raisi said on Wednesday in an obvious lie.

“It is illogical to celebrate after providing the first dose to 70 percent of the public,” said Alireza Marandi, personal physician to regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, on Wednesday. “The first dose has little effect and in fact provides no protection against coronavirus. Therefore, at least two doses are needed and even that will not provide full safety and immunity. As a result, any vaccination percentage that is announced must include those who have received two doses, and not include those who have received their first dose among those who have been fully vaccinated. Right now, state media outlets are calculating the total number of people who have received both their first and second doses. This is incorrect and they should be calculated separately,” he added.

“Since people are not welcoming the existing vaccines, the country’s health officials have once again banned the import of approved vaccines, such as Pfizer… Discussions regarding vaccination in Iran continues while the results of clinical studies regarding the Barekat vaccine have not been made public,” according to a Wednesday piece published by the state-run Arman-e Meli newspaper.

In Tehran, the deputy dean of Iran Medical Sciences University said, “We are still worried that the number of cases in Tehran will increase again. We must not think that vaccination can allow us to tone down the protocols. On the other hand, if new variants of the virus enter the country and these variants cause an increase in infections, we might be faced with a sixth peak that is even worse than the previous one.” (Source: ISNA news agency) 

In West Azarbaijan province, the number of Covid cases, hospitalized patients, and deaths is very high, among the highest in the country. The dean of the province’s medical sciences said, “The number of hospitalized coronavirus patients in the province is still high and has reached 1,695. In the past 24 hours, 310 patients were hospitalized and 311 people are in ICU, 50 of whom are on ventilator support.” (Source: IRNA news agency)

Commenting on the increase of Covid-19 cases, the dean of the dean of Qazvin Medical Sciences University said, “The number of Covid-19 deaths in the province has increased by a factor of 2.5 in comparison to yesterday.” (Source: Tasnim News Agency)

The Medical Sciences University of Isfahan reported on Wednesday, “In the past 24 hours, 377 new patients were hospitalized. Apart from Kasha, Aran, and Bidgol, the number of hospitalized patients in the province has reached 1,962, 335 of whom are in ICU sections.” (Source: Tasnim News Agency)

In Khuzestan province, the dean of Ahvaz Medical Sciences University said on Wednesday, “Coronavirus patients in Shushtar have increased by 25 percent in comparison to the previous week, and this must be taken seriously. We have 821 hospitalized patients, of whom 306 are in ICU.” (Source: Tasnim News Agency)

In Fars province, the number of patients coming into medical centers continues to grow. The number of coronavirus patients has reached 2,030, of whom 186 are in ICU due to their critical conditions, according to Tasnim News Agency.

In Yazd province, the dean of the medical sciences university said on Wednesday, “In the past day, 86 patients were hospitalized across the province. Currently, there are 387 hospitalized patients, of whom 76 are in ICU.” (Source: IRIB news agency)

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map