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Iran coronavirus update: 12,400 dead as regime fails to respond to COVID-19 outbreak

More than 12,400 people across Iran have died of coronavirus
More than 12,400 people across Iran have died of coronavirus

Reporting by PMOI/MEK  

Iran, March 27, 2020—More than 12,400 people in 228 cities across Iran have died of coronavirus, according to reports obtained by the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). The number of victims in Sistan and Baluchestan is 140, in Khuzestan is 580, in Isfahan is 1,400, in Lorestan is 250, in Khorasan Razavi is 1030, in Kermanshah is 370, in Mazandaran is 980, in Yazd is 265, in Bushehr is 25, and in Kohkiloieh and Boierahmad is 50. This is in addition to figures reported from other provinces.

Over 12,400 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran

Over 12,400 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran

 

The death toll declared by the regime is around 2,300, less than a fifth of the real number of victims. Unlike other countries, Iran's coronavirus outbreak has been marked by regime secrecy since its outset.

The official ILNA news agency reported that Qazvin's Velayat hospital had been dealing with COVID-19 patients two full weeks before the regime acknowledged the start of the epidemic with two deaths in Qom. 

Other reports indicate that the conditions in Iran's prisons are especially dire, and many inmates have contracted the dangerous virus. Six prisoners died in the Greater Tehran Prison. The abysmal hygienic and humanitarian conditions have caused protests in several prisons.