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Iran coronavirus update: Over 76,400 deaths, Rouhani insisting on holding ceremonies

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 76,400 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 76,400 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, July 25, 2020—Over 76,400 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 347 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 Saturday afternoon local time, July 25. The official death count declared by the regime stands at 15,484 around a fifth of the actual figure.

The death toll in various provinces include: 5,705 in Razavi Khorasan, 3,528 in Isfahan, 3,440 in Mazandaran, 2,995 in Lorestan, 2,395 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 1,998 in Golestan, 1,890 in Kermanshah, 1,115 in North Khorasan, and 810 in Ardabil. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Over 76,400 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran

Over 76,400 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran

 

While the Covid-19 death numbers increase catastrophically, and while the regime’s Health Ministry acknowledges that more than 80 percent of the country is in crisis, code red or alarming circumstances, regime President Hassan Rouhani continues with his blasphemy.

“We must hold mourning ceremonies everywhere for Imam Hossein [the slain grandson of Prophet Mohamed], in villages and cities, and in areas where we say are in code red, yellow or alarming conditions. Whatever it may be, these mourning ceremonies must be held,” he emphasized. “There shouldn’t be large crowds… and health protocols must be abided by,” Rouhani added in his cynical nature.

“The coronavirus spread in Mashhad has advanced form code red conditions to a crisis,” said Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi in Razavi Khorasan province on Friday. “In the past month we have had a 300 percent increase in the number of Covid-19 patients hospitalized. This is very dangerous,” he added.

“The situation we have now in the city of Neyshabur is far worse than what we were witnessing in March and April based on the number of people hospitalized and deaths,” said the dean of Neyshabur Medical Sciences University on Friday, according to the state-run Astan Razavi TV network.

“Restrictions in Qazvin will be extended for two weeks due to the rise in the number of coronavirus deaths and cases in this province,” said the Covid-19 Task Force spokesperson on Saturday. “The number of Covid-19 deaths have doubled in comparison to last week and the continuation of this trend is extremely concerning,” he added, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet affiliated to the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

 

 

“The number of Covid-19 patients hospitalized in Qom have tripled in comparison to late May,” said the dean of Qom Medical Sciences University on Saturday, according to the regime’s official IRNA news agency.

“Qom is on the verge of a major warning regarding a new spread of Covid-19. If the number of new cases and deaths increase, we will be forced to reimpose restrictions,” said the Director General of the Qom Province Crisis Management Department on Saturday, according to the Tasnim news agency, an outlet linked to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC)Quds Force.

In Mazandaran province or northern Iran, the novel coronavirus is spreading in an unbridled manner with the number of new cases and patients hospitalized increasing daily. Currently, there are 1,921 patients in hospitals and medical centers under the umbrella of two Mazandaran and Babol medical sciences universities. “In the past 24-hour period 312 patients with coronavirus patients have been hospitalized in hospitals across the province,” said the dean of Mazandaran Medical Sciences University on Saturday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

 

 

“The number of chronic cases in Isfahan are increasing in alarming fashion. 880 Covid-19 patients are hospitalized, of which 146 are in dire conditions and placed in ICU sections,” said the spokesperson of the Isfahan Medical Sciences University on Saturday, according to ISNA.

“ICU sections of the city of Kashan are full of patients and this is considered a type of alarm bell for chronic patients,” said the head of the Kashan Health and Treatment Network on Saturday. “From late June we are having an increasing trend and slowly witnessing an cumulative number of confirmed Covid-19 cases,” he added, according to the Tasnim news agency.

In Markazi province, the capacity of Amir al-Momenin hospital, which had been the center for coronavirus treatment in Arak, has been filled since July 21, ISNA reported. Khansari hospital has been activated as the second coronavirus treatment center, and its capacity too was filled in the first 24 hours. ISNA quoted the dean of Arak Medical Sciences University as saying, “As Khansari hospital has been filled, we must allocate a third hospital… if the situation persists, we must set up field hospitals or repurpose the courts of hospitals.”

In Charmahal & Bakhtiary province, the deputy dean of the medical sciences university said, “In this province, 143 members of the medical staff have contracted coronavirus. After six months of dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, the medical staff are exhausted. The staff of the coronavirus sections have been working nonstop for months and we can’t replace them because we need experienced staff. Therefore, we need support personnel in this sector.”

In Markazi province, the capacity of Amir al-Momenin hospital, which had been the center for coronavirus treatment in Arak, has been filled since July 21, ISNA reported. Khansari hospital has been activated as the second coronavirus treatment center, and its capacity too was filled in the first 24 hours. ISNA quoted the dean of Arak Medical Sciences University as saying, “As Khansari hospital has been filled, we must allocate a third hospital… if the situation persists, we must set up field hospitals or repurpose the courts of hospitals.”

In Charmahal & Bakhtiary province, the deputy dean of the medical sciences university said, “In this province, 143 members of the medical staff have contracted coronavirus. After six months of dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, the medical staff are exhausted. The staff of the coronavirus sections have been working nonstop for months and we can’t replace them because we need experienced staff. Therefore, we need support personnel in this sector.”

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map