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Iran coronavirus update: Over 82,600 deaths, official forecasts up to 2,000 deaths this fall

The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 82,600 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK
The novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has taken the lives of over 82,600 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, August 4, 2020—Over 82,600 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 350 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, August 4. The official death count declared by the regime stands at 17,617 around a fifth of the actual figure.

The death toll in various provinces include: 20,500 in Tehran, 6,168 in Razavi Khorasan, 5,730 in Khuzestan, 3,865 in Mazndaran, 3,492 in Gilan, 2,530 in Alborz, 2,225 in Fars, 2,095 in Hamedan, 2,010 in Kermanshah, 1,222 in North Khorasan, 1,226 in Kerman, 947 in Markazi (Central), 925 in Bushehr, 665 in Qazvin, and 430 in Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmed. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Over 82,600 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran

Over 82,600 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran


Spokesperson of the Health Ministry said on Sunday that in the past 24-hour period 212 have died and 4,132 individuals are in ICU. The later statistic is unprecedented since the beginning of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Twenty-six provinces are in code red conditions, she said. “Currently 170 cities across the country are in code red and 101 cities are in alarming conditions. Code red and alarming conditions in our provinces does not mean other cities have no cases. No city in the country is corona-free and all areas across the country are contaminated,” she said, according to the regime’s official IRNA news agency.

While the Covid-19 crisis expands due to the criminal policies of regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei  and President Hassan Rouhani, the mullahs’ president once again resorted to preposterous remarks on Tuesday. The government “has had undeniable success in confronting the destructive coronavirus, both economically and regarding the people’s health. Other countries are saying we have had significant advances in our effort. However, the current that seeks to distort and promote sanctions are continuing their measures to deny this domestic and international accomplishment,” he said.



“The gross domestic product in Europe has decreased by over ten percent and in the U.S. by over 30 percent… however, Iran’s economy has shown more resilience,” Rouhani claimed.

These lies are expressed while poverty, inflation and skyrocketing prices have engulfed Iran. The hard-working people of this country are enduring very harsh conditions due to the mullahs’ plundering policies. This is exactly why many have been protesting and launching strikes in various provinces these days.

Mohammad Reza Mahboubfar, a member of the Coronavirus Task Force, said, “Currently, there are no free beds for critical patients and patients older than 50. Coronavirus has spread to all villages across the country. And this is while medical facilities in villages are very poor, and in fact, Covid-19 colonies have shifted from cities to villages… None of the hygienic protocols, including wearing masks and gloves, can replace the measures that are the government’s duty… If the government continues to just give recommendations and suggestions and stays in a state of confusion and drives the society into confusion, I can dare say that in September, the number of cases will be six times what they are today, and the number of daily deaths will reach 1,600-2,000. By then, the medical workforce will be very tired and the shortage of supplies and facilities will be even worse. Today, Mr. Rouhani’s worry is inflation and high prices, and even in that regard, he is just an observer and takes no concrete action.” (Source: Aftab-e Yazd, August 4)



Alireza Zali, the head of Tehran’s Coronavirus Task Force, said, “In the past 24 hours, 662 patients were hospitalized and 500 were discharged. It is clear that the number of discharged patients is smaller than the number of hospitalized patients and we’re seeing a deteriorating trend.” (Source: Mehr News Agency, August 3)

The dean of Qom Medical Sciences University said, “From today, Qom is in code-red conditions and we’re witnessing the spread of the virus. Hospitals are filling and medical staff are working day and night.” (Source: Fars News Agency, August 4)

In Razavi Khorasan Province, the state-run Asr-e Iran website quoted the head of Mashhad’s special children’s hospital as saying, “More than 2,480 children have been admitted with coronavirus-like symptoms and 370 have been hospitalized. In the coronavirus outbreak, children are like silent bombs.”  

The chief executive of Mashhad’s Cemeteries Organization told Asr-e Iran: “The Rezvan cemetery, which has been accepting coronavirus dead since February, is faced with three times the normal workload.”

Iran coronavirus outbreak death toll interactive map