Nearly 67,000 Coronavirus deaths in Iran
The coronavirus death count in Iran was 66,900, according to the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran ( PMOI/MEK) on Tuesday, while the regime severely undercut the scale of the crisis by reporting just 11,931 deaths.
The most recent death toll in the provinces are:
- 16,900 in Tehran
- 5,110 in Khuzestan
- 4,780 in Razavi Khorasan
- 2,995 in Mazandaran
- 2,130 in Sistan & Baluchistan
- 1,905 in West Azerbaijan
- 1,680 in Golestan
- 1,405 in Fars
- 710 Hormozgan
- 345 in Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmed
However, we have not included any provinces that did not update death tolls overnight and this should still be considered a minimum number of deaths because the regime has been putting pressure on relatives and coroners to not report coronavirus deaths.
Despite all the regime’s secrecy, even they have been forced to admit the highest daily death toll since the start of the pandemic, although their figure of 200 is far below the actual figure.
The Health Ministry spokesperson also said: “The provinces of Khuzestan, Hormozgan, Bushehr, Kermanshah, Kurdistan, Ilam, East and West Azerbaijans, and Razavi Khorasan are in code red conditions. The provinces of Tehran, Isfahan, Mazandaran, Golestan, Alborz, Kerman, Yazd, Hamedan, and Sistan & Baluchistan, Hamedan, Zanjan and Ardabil are in alarming conditions.”
The Tehran city council chief and the director of the biggest cemetery there warned of an increase in coronavirus deaths, while Alireza Zali, head of the Tehran COVID-19 Task Force, and the head of the infectious branch in Tehran’s Masih Daneshvari Hospital spoke about drastic increases in hospital and ICU admissions overnight.
All across the country, hospitals are full or close to it, with the head of the Medical Sciences University in West Azerbaijan province, the head of Mashhad’s Shariati Hospital in Razavi Khorasan province, the governor of Torbate Jam, and the deputy dean of Golestan Medical Sciences University, to name just a few, warning that hospitalisations are on the rise.
The provincial governor of Ilam province said, “Coronavirus is spreading wildly. There were 220 new cases and seven deaths in one day, which is disastrous and a serious alarm for the province.”
Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran ( NCRI), said that the rise in coronavirus cases was caused by the “criminal policies” of supreme leader Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani, who sent people back to work in April without even basic protective equipment or protocols and then had the nerve to blame people for the rise in cases.
Originally published at http://freedomstarblog.wordpress.com on July 8, 2020.