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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 332 Cities Is More Than 51,800

Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 51,800 Deaths, June 14, 2020
Iran: Coronavirus Update, Over 51,800 Deaths, June 14, 2020

  •  The Health Ministry put the death toll at 108 in the past 24 hours, the highest in the last two months.
  • According to the daily statistics of the Health Ministry, 16% of the victims are in Hormozgan, far worse than alarming
  •  The Mayor of Behbahan declared a red state of alert, saying: “The order to turn off the lights in parks and to block the road to the cemetery was also issued immediately.”
  •  In Bushehr, the death toll in the past three weeks is more than the first three months of the Coronavirus outbreak, and the average number of patients hospitalized is six times that of last month.
  •  Regime’s official news agency in Kurdistan: We must expect a week full of deaths.

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced on Sunday, June 14, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 332 cities in Iran has increased to 51,800. The death toll in Khuzestan is 4,230, Isfahan 2,665, Sistan and Baluchestan 1,940, Lorestan 1,765, East Azerbaijan 1,725, West Azerbaijan 1,440, Kermanshah 1,310, Kurdistan 1,078, Kerman 625, and in Hormozgan 370.

According to the official news agency, ISNA, today, the Health Ministry’s spokesperson put the engineered death toll for the past 24 hours at 108, the highest number in two months. “The provinces of West Azerbaijan, Hormozgan, Khuzestan, Kurdistan, Kermanshah, Sistan and Baluchestan and Bushehr are red,” she added, warning, “This virus is unpredictable and untamed. We may be caught off guard at any moment and receive blows.”

Speaking to the IRGC affiliated news agency, Fars, Eshaq Jahangiri, Rouhani’s First Vice-President expressed concern about the increase in the spread of the disease tried to change the narrative yesterday and, desperately said, “We need to pay more attention to the cultural dimensions and consequences of Coronavirus!”

In Tehran, Alireza Zali, the head of the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT), told Fars news agency, yesterday, “The new cases of Coronavirus hospitalization in ordinary and special wards of the Province’s hospitals show that the virus control in Tehran is fragile.”

In Hormozgan, the Quds Force news agency wrote yesterday that according to the daily statistics of the Ministry of Health, 16% of the victims in the whole country are in Hormozgan. “The situation is beyond alarming. The Province is engulfed in such a crisis that overcoming it is uncertain.” A member of the Bandar Abbas City Council told the official news agency, ILNA, yesterday, “Locking down Hormozgan for a week is the only way to counter and contain the Coronavirus in the Province; otherwise, the spread will accelerate and more people will be victimized. Coronavirus has permeated all aspects of our society.”

In Khuzestan, the President of Dezful University of Medical Sciences declared the situation red, saying, “The Ganjavian Hospital is almost full … Our staff are tired. Also, 5% of the university’s staff, equivalent to about 110, are infected with the virus, of which about 15 are doctors, and about 50 are nurses,” reported ISNA news agency, on June 14, 2020. Meanwhile, Behbahan city council announced, “The Behbahan Cemetery is closed until further notice to prevent the spread and transmission of the Coronavirus,” reported the IRGC affiliated website, Javan, on June 11, 2020. The mayor of Behbahan declared a red state of alert, saying, “The order to turn off the lights in parks and to block the road to the cemetery was also issued immediately,” reported the same website.

In Kurdistan, in an article entitled, “Death week ahead for the people of Kurdistan,” the official news agency, IRNA, wrote yesterday, “We must expect a week full of deaths … Hospitals that had only 50 Coronavirus patients until Ordibehesht (second month in Persian Calendar, April 20 to May 20) now have no room to accept new patients. The number of Coronavirus patients hospitalized in these centers now are seven times those during the previous wave of the outbreak.”

In Isfahan, the President of the Medical Sciences University was quoted by Javan as saying yesterday, “Since last week, on average, infections have risen by three to five percent every day… The number of those infected last week increased from 350 to 450, out of which 26 percent were hospitalized in ICU.”

In Bushehr, the President of the Medical Sciences University told Rouyadad yesterday, that the number of fatalities in the first three weeks of Khordad (first week of May and two weeks into June), was more than the first three months of the Coronavirus spread. The average for those hospitalized in Khordad relative to the preceding month (Ordibehesht) had risen six-, he added.

In Kerman, the President of the Medical Sciences University told the Tasnim news agency on June 13, “No city in Kerman is virus-free.”

In East Azerbaijan, Vice-President of Tabriz Medical Science University was quoted by ISNA on June 14, as saying, “The cases of hospitalizations and sick people has increased. The figures are alarming. Controlling the virus is difficult, and a humanitarian catastrophe will occur.”

In West Azerbaijan, the Governor described the lowering of the ages of those who die as a serious alarm bell, adding, “In recent weeks, we have witnessed the lowering of the age of those who have died,” according to Fars news agency yesterday.

The same news agency reported the comments by the President of the Medical Science University in Golestan Province, who said, “Bandar Gaz is red, and all the cities which were previously white are turning yellow now.”

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

June 14, 2020

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