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Iran coronavirus update: Over 51,200 deaths, many provinces are “code red”

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 51,200 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 51,200 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, June 12, 2020—Over 51,200 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 330 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 Friday afternoon local time, June 12. The official death count declared by the regime stands at 8,659, around a sixth of the actual figure.

The death toll in various provinces include: 4,155 in Khuzestan, 2,635 in Isfahan, 1,895 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 1,325 in Hamedan, 1,255 in Kermanshah, 730 in Yazd, 610 in Kerman, 575 in North Khorasan, 470 in Bushehr, and 355 in Hormozgan. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

“The provinces of Razavi Khorasan, Bushehr, Hormozgan, Khuzestan and Lorestan are code red areas and we have the most critical situation in Khuzestan,” said Nasrollah Fat’hian, advisor to the regime’s Health Minister and head of the COVID-19 Task Force HQ on Thursday, according to the Tasnim news agency, an outlet affiliated to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force.

Over 51,200 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran

Over 51,200 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran

In Kermanshah, for the first time following the novel coronavirus outbreak, the number of new patients in the span of 24 hours surpassed the 300 mark. The number of confirmed cases in this province reached 314 in the past 24 hours, according to a report issued by the head of the Kermanshah Medical Sciences University’s Public Relations Committee and wired on Thursday by the regime’s official IRIB news agency.

In Kurdistan province, following a significant escalation in the number of new COVID-19 cases and the area remaining a red zone, the Towhid Hospital in the city of Sanandaj has been fully allocated to COVID-19 patients. The number of these patients are literally skyrocketing. “After evaluating charts of the new cases, Be’sat and Kowthar hospitals in Sanandaj have been designated as second and third back-up facilities, respectively, for the Towhid Hospital,” said the dean of Kurdistan Medical Sciences University on Thursday, according to the Tasnim news agency.

“The COVID-19 spread in the past few days has increased across the [East Azerbaijan] province and we are one of the provinces that are on the brink of sounding alarm bells,” said the deputy dean of Tabriz Medical Sciences University on Thursday, according to the state-run Asr-e Iran daily. Based on the “latest evaluations, the Health Ministry has designated nine out of 21 cities in East Azerbaijan province as code red areas,” according to a report wired on Thursday by the IRGC-affiliated Javan daily.

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map