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Iran coronavirus update: Over 456,400 deaths, state media signaling beginning of 6th peak

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 456,400 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 456,400 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, October 14, 2021—Over 456,400 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 Thursday afternoon local time, October 14. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 123,498 around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 106,866 in Tehran, 37,490 in Razavi Khorasan, 30,910 in Isfahan, 27,980 in Khuzestan, 16,633 in West Azerbaijan, 16,515 in Fars, 15,180 in Lorestan, 13,478 in Alborz, 12,515 in Qom, 12,157 in Kerman, 10,150 in Golestan, 8533 in Hamedan, 8308 in Markazi (Central), 8289 in Kermanshah, 5844 in North Khorasan, 5725 in Ardabil, 4343 in Ilam, 3941 in South Khorasan, and 3460 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 Thursday as 223 deaths and 11,964 new cases, of which 1770 were hospitalized. Furthermore, 4983 patients are in ICUs.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 456,400 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 456,400 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

 

“The Health Ministry shares no information or data regarding the spread of coronavirus, controlling this virus and identifying new cases. As a result, we are forced into guessing and using information made available by the World Health Organization,” said a senior member of the Tehran Medical University on Thursday, according to the state-run Hamshahri daily.

In Kurdistan province, “coronavirus continues to spread significantly and the cities of Sanandaj and Marivan remain classified as red zone areas. Provincial officials have acknowledged that the numbers of new cases, those hospitalized, and coronavirus deaths in Kurdistan’s hospitals are concerning,” according to a Thursday report wired by the Tasnim news agency, an outlet linked to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force.

“In comparison to yesterday we have had an 18 percent increase in the number of new cases and 15.3 percent increase in the number of people hospitalized per day,” said the dean of Qazvin Medical Sciences University on Thursday, according to the Tasnim news agency.

 

 

“Considering the possibility of a sixth coronavirus wave beginning, Razavi Khorasan province has around two months of medicine and supplies in its pharmacies to confront such a situation. It has been emphasized to all hospitals across this province to procure and store 20 medications necessary for coronavirus patients,” according to a statement released Thursday by the Mashhad Medical Sciences University.

“During the past 24 hours another 25 coronavirus patients lost their lives in West Azerbaijan province. We currently have 1478 patients hospitalized, of which 290 are in ICUs and 51 are under ventilators,” said the dean of West Azerbaijan Medical Sciences University on Thursday, according to the Tasnim news agency.

“Coronavirus is a fire under the ashes and the status quo of this illness in Ardabil province is fragile,” said the dean of Ardabil Medical Sciences University on Thursday, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime's Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

Isfahan and Kashan Medical Sciences universities issued a statement on Thursday reporting 783 coronavirus cases during the past 24 hours. “295 new patients were hospitalized in the past 24 hours, and we currently have 2021 patients hospitalized, of which 341 are in ICUs. Furthermore, we lost 22 coronavirus patients in the past 24 hours,” the statement adds.

“The country’s coronavirus stats are increasing in a way that, based on the latest numbers issued by the Health Ministry, the numbers of new cases and those being hospitalized due to coronavirus have increased by 20 and 13.5 percent, respectively. This itself indicates that we have entered the sixth peak. Based on the number of new Covid-19 cases during the past 24 to 48 hours, more than 9 people are contracting the virus every minute, of which 1.3 are hospitalized,” according to a Thursday piece published by the state-run Arman daily.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map