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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 44,000 in 320 Cities

Over 44,000 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran
Over 44,000 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced on Sunday, May 24, 2020, that the Coronavirus fatalities in 320 cities across Iran exceeded 44,000. The number of victims in Qom is 3,435, Khuzestan 3,325, East Azerbaijan 1,556, Sistan and Baluchestan 1,385, Lorestan 1,330, North Khorasan 512, and Zanjan 510.

The death toll in Tehran is at least 7,100. No less than 240 Coronavirus patients have died in Tajrish Shohada Hospital and at least 60 in Kashani Hospital in Tehran. Earlier on April 19, 2020, Ali Maher, a member of the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT) in Tehran, was quoted in the state-run daily, Iran, as saying that Coronavirus patients had been admitted to 138 public and private hospitals in Tehran. According to doctors, the number of outpatients and inpatients at Tajrish Shohada Hospital, which had decreased last month, has been increasing since late May, from an average of 30 to 65 at present.

In Isfahan, the President of the University of Medical Sciences, Tahereh Changiz, told the Quds force news agency, Tasnim, today, “The situation in Isfahan is still red, and the number of people who have tested positive is increasing, which is a warning to us. The spokesman for the same university told Borna news agency, “112 patients with acute conditions are being treated in ICU sections at centers controlled by the university.

Borujerd Governor Moslem Pour-Ghasemian told Fars news agency yesterday, “135 suspected by carrying the symptoms of Coronavirus went to treatment centers, and one died because of virus infection yesterday.”

Ardabil Governor Akbar Behnamju told IRNA today, “The decreasing pattern of virus infection that had begun on April 1, has been increasing in the past two days.”

The Mardom website in the Province quoted Sistan and Baluchistan Deputy Governor and Governor of Chahbahar as saying today, “The increasing trend of those infected has given the city the red status. This has become more acute in recent days. Positive cases of the virus have risen 15-fold compared to the first two months.”

The state television reported today that the daily number of infections rose by 1.32 in the first ten days of the Iranian month of Ordibehesht, 1.4 percent during the second 10 days, and 1.48 percent in the third ten days, respectively.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

May 24, 2020