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Iran coronavirus update: Over 48,800 deaths, over 3,000 cases in one day

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 48,800 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 48,800 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, June 2, 2020—Over 48,800 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 324 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, June 2. The official death count declared by the regime stands at 7,942, less than a sixth of the actual figure.

The death toll in various provinces include: 3,745 in Khuzestan, 3,555 in Qom, 3,110 in Razavi Khorasan, 1,545 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 1,532 in Lorestan, 1,071 in Fars, 935 in Kurdistan, 580 in Kerman, 548 in North Khorasan, and 245 in Hormozagan. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Over 48,800 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

Over 48,800 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

Today, health ministry spokesperson Kianush Jahanpour announced that in the past 24 hours, there were 3,117 new COVID-19 cases, which is an increase by a factor of four in comparison with the past month. The official stats are almost in parallel with the highest figure in the entire coronavirus outbreak period across Iran in the past three-and-half months.

According to the health ministry, the number of infections in 24 hours was recorded on March 30 with 3,186 new patients.

The health ministry declared: “Hormozgan, Western Azarbaijan, Isfahan, Kurdistan, Kermanshah, and Bushehr provinces are in an alarming state.” (Source: IRNA news agency on June 2)

The state-run Aftab News website reported that the spokesperson of the Ahvaz Medical Sciences University acknowledged identifying 683 new cases and the death of 14 people on June 1. The head of the Razi hospital said, “In addition to Razi hospital, in Ahvaz, Fatemeh Zahra, Monfared Niaki, Amiralmomenin, and the old Taleghani hospitals admit coronavirus patients.” (Source: state-run TV, June 2)

The dean of the Abadan Medical Sciences University emphasized that the “number of people entering hospital emergency sections in all cities and towns in southwest Khuzestan province has increased.”

“Decisions to impose quarantine measures forcing people to stay at home may be adopted,” he said on Monday, according to the state-run ISNA news agency.

“There were consecutive days that we had no new COVID-19 cases. However, these numbers are double and even triple digits now,” said the governor of Abadan on Monday, according to the Javan daily, an outlet associated with the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).

“Currently Khuzestan province faces a severe shortage in specialized nurses. We are facing significant problems regarding the activities of the medical sciences universities of Ahvaz, Abadan, and Dezful… this includes a shortage in personnel and especially specialized nurses,” said the deputy of nursing in the regime’s Health Ministry on Monday, according to the state-run Aria news agency.

 

 

“Circumstances in Kurdistan province, especially the city of Sanandaj, is alarming and code red in regard to the spread of the novel coronavirus,” said the deputy governor of Kurdistan province on Monday, according to the IRGC-affiliated Fars News Agency.

“COVID-19 cases in Kurdistan have seen a significant increase,” said a member of the Kurdistan Medical Sciences University’s Scientific Board on Monday, according to the state-run Hamshahri daily.

“We are facing a ten to 15-fold increase in COVID-19 cases across Hormozgan province in comparison to the initial days,” said the dean of Hormozgan Medical Sciences University on Tuesday, according to the state-run ISNA news agency.

Head of the Bandar Abbas Health Center on Monday described the coronavirus spread in Hormozgan province and the city of Bandar Abbas as “reaching an alarming status,” according to the state-run Hamshahri daily.

Dean of the Hormozgan Medical Sciences University said on Monday that it is very unfortunate that the province is witnessing a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases. “The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Hormozgan has reached 4,017,” he added, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the Ministry of Intelligence & Security (MOIS).

“Unfortunately, the situation in the city of Minab has evolved from a disturbing state to a serious alarm bell, and conditions are now code red,” said the governor of this city in southern Iran on Tuesday, according to the Mehr news agency.

According to IRIB, the regime's main broadcaster, the dean of Kermanshah Medical Sciences University acknowledged 159 new cases and the death of four coronavirus patients in the province. Currently, there are 241 hospitalized patients in the hospital, the health official said.

Fars News Agency quoted the president of Kermanshah’s Golestan Hospital as saying, “We’re extremely worried about another outbreak in the province, especially in Kermanshah city.”

The dean of Western Azerbaijan Medical Science University said, “In the past month, the number of coronavirus patients in Mahabad has increased at an alarming rate.” He added, “There were 229 registered coronavirus cases on May 31, the highest daily increase since the beginning of the outbreak.” (Source: Khabar Online, June 2)

Fars News Agency quoted the deputy dean of the same university as saying, “In the past days, the people referring to the Taleghani hospital were in worse conditions and the number of patients in critical conditions has been increasing. In the past day, from 64 hospitalized patients in the province, 12 were kept in the ICU section and this is a warning about the alarming progress of the disease.”

ILNA quoted the governor of Neyshabur, Razavi Khorasan province, as saying, “The stats show that the number of coronavirus deaths in the last ten days has seen a 50-percent month-over-month increase.”

According to Hamshahri, The governor of Zanjan declared: “The city of Zanjan is currently in a red situation.”

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map