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Iran coronavirus update: Over 455,500 deaths, many provinces anticipating sixth Covid wave

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 455,500 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 455,500 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, October 13, 2021—Over 455,500 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 13. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 123,275 around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 106,666 in Tehran, 37,435 in Razavi Khorasan, 30,840 in Isfahan, 27,925 in Khuzestan, 16,870 in Mazandaran, 16,578 in West Azerbaijan, 16,475 in Fars, 15,953 in East Azerbaijan, 15,930 in Gilan, 13,453 in Alborz, 7493 in Yazd, 7277 in Kurdistan, 5139 in Qazvin 3294 in Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmad. 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 194 deaths and 12,298 new cases, of which 1699 were hospitalized. Furthermore, 5026 patients are in ICUs.


“As we speak the virus is rising once again in various provinces and last night in Mazandaran, they said the number of people seeking medical treatment at hospitals across the province increased by 100 percent,” according to a Wednesday report wired by the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“The sudden change in the coronavirus pandemic during the past 24 hours has raised alarm bells regarding the sixth coronavirus wave. Based on the stats analysis during the past 24 hours we have seen a 20 percent in the number of new cases and a 13.5 percent increase in the number of people being hospitalized for Covid-19,” according to a report published on Wednesday by the state-run Aftab newspaper.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 455,500 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 455,500 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

“These color categories are mainly for statistical purposes and have no impact on taking urgent action. When numbers are rising, we don’t realize, and when conditions become red it is only then that we start thinking about doing something; whereas we should be taking action beforehand, so we don’t reach such a phase. Considering the status quo of coronavirus in our country, in the coming days we will most definitely witness an escalation in this illness,” said a member of National Covid-19 Task Force on Wednesday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“The number of coronavirus patients hospitalized in Sistan & Baluchistan province is increasing. This means signs of the sixth Covid-19 wave is closer than we thought,” according to a Wednesday statement released by the Sistan & Baluchistan Medical Sciences University.


“During he past 24 hours 250 people have been hospitalized for coronavirus. This indicates the deteriorating situation in [West Azerbaijan] province. During the past two months there has been enormous pressure on our medical staff, especially in the city of Urmia, and even on some days the number of people hospitalized surpassed the 450 mark. Of the 1522 people currently hospitalized, 300 are in ICUs and 48 are under ventilators. During the past 24 hours we lost 23 people due to coronavirus,” said the dean of West Azerbaijan Medical Sciences University on Wednesday, according to the regime’s official IRNA news agency.


“Each day around 1000 people are seeking medical care in various centers across the city of Ahvaz. There is a possibility of a new peak beginning in the coming days and it will be a tough peak,” said the Ahvaz Health Council secretary on Wednesday, according to ISNA.


“The increasing rate of new Covid-19 cases and those being hospitalized in various cities indicates the spread of the sixth wave of this illness in Kohgiluyeh earlier than previously forecasted. During the past week the number of positive coronavirus cases in this city has increased significantly, in a way that more than 50 percent of the PCR tests have been positive. This is similar to the climax of previous waves,” said the Health Network president in Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmad province.



“We currently have 861 patients with coronavirus symptoms who are hospitalized in various centers across [Kermanshah] province. 348 are in temporary hospitalization and receiving Remdesivir while 189 are in ICUs,” said the spokesperson of Kermanshah Medical Sciences University, according to the Fars news agency, an outlet linked to the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).


“The number of people hospitalized [in Lorestan province] stands at 575. The increasing number of new cases indicates a possibility of the sixth wave initiating,” according to a Wednesday statement released by the Lorestan province Covid-19 Task Force.


The Isfahan and Kashan Medical Sciences universities released a statement on Wednesday saying 923 new coronavirus cases were identified in the past 24 hours. “327 new patients were hospitalized, and we currently have 2007 people hospitalized, of which 337 are in ICUs. Furthermore, during the past 24 hours 21 coronavirus patients lost their lives,” the statement adds.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map