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Iran coronavirus update: Over 454,700 deaths, new stats making 6th wave all the more likely

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 454,700 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 454,700 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, October 12, 2021—Over 454,700 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 Tuesday afternoon local time, October 12. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 123,081 around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 106,486 in Tehran, 37,385 in Razavi Khorasan, 30,780 in Isfahan, 27,875 in Khuzestan, 16,518 in West Azerbaijan, 16,435 in Fars, 15,135 in Lorestan, 13,418 in Alborz, 12,850 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 12,470 in Qom, 12,117 in Kerman, 10,130 in Golestan, 8503 in Hamedan, 8273 in Markazi (Central), 8254 in Kermanshah, 7675 in Hormozgan, and 5124 in Bushehr. 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 Tuesday as 213 deaths and 13,391 new cases, of which 1869 were hospitalized. Furthermore, 5124 patients are in ICUs.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 454,700 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 454,700 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

“During the past 24 hours we have seen a 20 percent increase in the number of new cases and a 13.5 percent increase in the number of people being hospitalized. This is a clear indication that the possibility of a sixth peak is increasing and possibly in the coming days we should be officially awaiting the sixth coronavirus peak in Iran,” according to a Tuesday report wired by the Tasnim news agency, an outlet linked to the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force.

“Based on the latest stats we have nearly 1000 new patients being hospitalized each day and the total number of people hospitalized currently stands at around 5000, of which 1400 are in ICUs. This means 25 to 30 percent of those hospitalized are under intensive care,” said Nader Tavakoli, deputy chair of the Tehran Covid-19 Task Force on Tuesday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“The true [death toll] could be higher because we are only accounting the confirmed positive cases. Those who have tested negative or never were able to have a test conducted are not included in these figures,” said a senior official of Tehran’s Masih Daneshvari Hospital on Monday. “During the past few days, you are hearing that there are many patients who have received their second vaccine and are still losing their lives. Why hasn’t the vaccine been effective? The vaccine is effective when 85 percent of the population is vaccinated,” this official added, according to state TV. “We will most definitely have a new wave and once again witness an increase in the number of new cases, patients being hospitalized and deaths. We are forecasting that this new wave will begin in late October. It is important that we do not once again witness 5000 or 6000 new cases per day as we saw during the fifth wave,” he continued, according to the IRGC-affiliated Fars news agency.

“The number of people entering hospitals of Fars province has reached around 300. The number of people being hospitalized is increasing. This could be a serious warning in this province,” said the dean of Shiraz Medical Sciences University on Tuesday, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

 

 

“During the past 24 hours 919 new coronavirus cases have been identified in [West Azerbaijan] province and we currently have 1550 patients hospitalized, of which 302 are in ICUs and 60 are under ventilators. We lost 18 coronavirus patients during the past 24 hours,” said the dean of West Azerbaijan Medical Sciences University on Tuesday.

In Kurdistan province based on the numbers released by the Kurdistan Medical Sciences University they registered an unprecedented 500 new coronavirus on Monday. During the past two days 17 people have lost their lives to coronavirus, according to a Tuesday report wired by the regime’s official IRIB news agency.

“During the past 24 hours 15 coronavirus patients lost their lives in [Alborz] province, and 102 new coronavirus cases were identified,” said the dean of Alborz Medical Sciences University on Tuesday, according to the Mehr news agency.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map