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Iran coronavirus update: Over 451,400 deaths, more signs of an inevitable sixth wave

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 451,400 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 451,400 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, October 8, 2021—Over 451,400 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 Friday afternoon local time, October 8. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 122,197 around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 105,726 in Tehran, 37,155 in Razavi Khorasan, 30,475 in Isfahan, 27,675 in Khuzestan, 16,298 in West Azerbaijan, 16,270 in Fars, 15,055 in Lorestan, 12,385 in Qom, 13,268 in Alborz, 8448 in Hamedan, 8184 in Kermanshah, 7448 in Yazd, and 5789 in North Khorasan. 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 Friday as 185 deaths and 9897 new cases, of which 1742 were hospitalized. Furthermore, 5451 patients are in ICUs.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 451,400 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 451,400 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

“During the past few days, we have not been witnessing a decreasing trend in our stats. This indicates that Covid-19’s fire under the ashes remains very much active. The threat of a sixth wave exists in late November or mid-December. This needs a new rise and will probably expand greatly. We need to vaccinate 85 to 90 percent of [Lorestan] province’s population as soon as possible to prevent more deaths,” said the dean of Lorestan Medical Sciences University on Friday, according to the Tasnim news agency, an outlet linked to the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force.

“This week the number of patients hospitalized increased by ten percent. In the coming weeks the number of new cases will escalate. If we want to prevent a new wave, we need to have at least 75 percent of the society receive two vaccine doses,” said the deputy dean of Yazd Medical Sciences University on Friday, according to the regime's official IRNA news agency.

“During the past 24 hours 251 new patients were hospitalized. Currently we have 1465 patients hospitalized, of which 307 are in ICUs and 58 are only able to breath with ventilators,” said the dean of West Azerbaijan Medical Sciences University on Friday, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

“Coronavirus continues to spread across our society. We currently have 2026 patients hospitalized, o which 204 are in ICUs,” said the deputy dean of Shiraz Medical Sciences University on Friday regarding Fars province, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“During the past 24 hours a total of 322 new coronavirus patients have been hospitalized. There are currently 2236 patients hospitalized in total, of which 322 are in ICUs,” according to a join statement released on Friday by the Isfahan and Kashah Medical Sciences universities.

 

 

“During the past 24 hours we have lost 12 patients to coronavirus across [Qom] province. We currently have 422 patients hospitalized, of which 101 are in ICUs,” according to a statement released Friday by the Qom Medical Sciences University.

“The Covid-19 daily death toll remains in double figures and coronavirus is not backing down. During the past 24 hours 12 patients have lost their lives to coronavirus,” according to a Friday report wired by the regime’s official IRIB news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map