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Iran coronavirus update: Over 452,200 deaths, growing number of delta cases

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 452,200 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 452,200 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, October 9, 2021—Over 452,200 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 Saturday afternoon local time, October 9. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 122,370 around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 105,906 in Tehran, 37,225 in Razavi Khorasan, 30,545 in Isfahan, 27,725 in Khuzestan, 16,780 in Mazandaran, 16,363 in West Azerbaijan, 16,320 in Fars, 15,830 in Gilan, 15,783 in East Azerbaijan, 13,293 in Alborz, 12,002 in Kerman, 10,090 in Golestan, 8243 in Markazi (Central), 7202 in Kurdistan, 5099 in Bushehr, 5079 in Qazvin, and 4298 in Ilam. 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 Saturday as 173 deaths and 7654 new cases, of which 1286 were hospitalized. Furthermore, 5368 patients are in ICUs.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 452,200 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 452,200 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

“As we already know we have yet to reach herd immunity and need to vaccinate 75 percent of the public in order to reach that level of safety. We are still far from such a threshold and this distance can cause us problems,” said Hamidreza Jama’ati, Secretary of the National Covid-19 Task Force on Saturday, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

“Of the 230 samples received from the provinces of Tehran, Semnan, Sistan & Baluchistan, Alborz and Markazi, 34 are of the delta variant and other mutations. This is significantly important and indicates that our country remains prone to discovering new variants that could be even more contagious,” said Deputy Health Minister Farid Najafi on Saturday, according to the Tasnim news agency, an outlet linked to the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force.

“During the past 24 hours the number of dire coronavirus patients under ventilators in ICU branches of hospitals across Qazvin province increased by 17 percent and the death toll escalated by 100 percent. These numbers have doubled in comparison to yesterday,” according to the Qazvin Covid-19 Task Force on Saturday.

“The spread of coronavirus in Gilan province remains fragile and the virus is active. This has resulted in a wave of concerns among Gilan’s population and medical professionals regarding the next Covid-19 wave. The number coronavirus patients registered each remains in the double figures,” according to a statement released on Saturday by the Gilan Medical Sciences University.

“During the past 24 hours 301 new patients who have contracted coronavirus have been hospitalized. We currently have 2226 patients hospitalized, of which 341 are in ICUs. Furthermore, during the past 24 hours 26 coronavirus patients have lost their lives,” according to a joint statement released on Saturday by the Isfahan and Kashan Medical Sciences universities.

“During the past 24 hours 20 more coronavirus patients have lost their lives. We currently have 1675 coronavirus patients hospitalized and 55 are under ventilators. We also have 299 patients in ICUs across the province,” said the dean of West Azerbaijan Medical Sciences University on Saturday, according to the Tasnim news agency.

In Fars province the number of coronavirus patients entering its hospitals remains high. Deputy dean of Shiraz Medical Sciences University said on Saturday that 243 new patients have been hospitalized during the past 24 hours. “We currently have 2054 patients hospitalized, of which 211 are in dire conditions receiving medical care in ICUs,” this official added, according to the Mehr news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map