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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 347 Cities Exceeds 80,700

  • While more than 90% of the country’s population live in 26 provinces, declared in a state of red or alert by the Health Ministry, Rouhani shamelessly claimed that ten provinces had passed the peak of the virus.
  • Tehran Governor: On average, 700 identified patients are hospitalized daily in the Province
  • Shiraz University of Medical Sciences: During the past 24 hours, 19 more people in Fars Province lost their lives due to Coronavirus.
  • Isfahan University of Medical Sciences: The situation is not good at all. Among hospitalized patients, 151 are in critical condition.
  • Alborz University of Medical Sciences: The number of patients admitted to medical centers in the Province has increased significantly compared to the first outbreak
  • Etemad daily: There are more than 100 daily fatalities brought to Behesht-e-Zahra Cemetery alone. If we consider the whole Tehran Province, the toll will probably be close to 150, and this is not consistent with the official Health Ministry figure for the entire country. i.e., 200 daily, so the nationwide figure must be much higher.

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Saturday, August 1, 2020, that the Coronavirus fatalities in 347 cities across Iran had passed 80,700. The number of victims in Khorasan Razavi is 6,063, Khuzestan 5,695, Mazandaran 3,740, Isfahan 3,628, Lorestan 3,205, Sistan and Baluchestan 2,496, Alborz 2,490, West Azerbaijan 2,412, East Azerbaijan 2,355, Golestan 2,162, Fars 2,110, Hamedan 2,070, Kurdistan 1,600, North Khorasan 1,197, Bushehr 890, Central Province 855, and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 522.

While the Coronavirus has swept across the country, with more than 90 percent of the country’s population living in 26 provinces being in a state of red or on alert, according to the Health Ministry, today, Hassan Rouhani shamelessly claimed, “Today the figures for the provinces were promising. About ten provinces were mentioned which were in difficult conditions in the previous weeks, but today they passed the peak of the disease.”

Rouhani, who said on August 25, “Whatever the situation, be it red, yellow, or on alarming, we must hold the holy Muharram ceremonies everywhere,” retreated today and said, “Ceremonies, whether mourning, wedding, or a seminar,… are forbidden.”

In Tehran, the regime governor told IRNA Today, “On average, 700 identified Covid-19 patients are hospitalized in the Province daily.”

In Fars, vice president of the University of Medical Sciences in Shiraz, told Mehr news agency, yesterday, “In the past 24 hours, 19 more people in Fars Province lost their lives due to Coronavirus disease.”

In Alborz, the vice president of the University of Medical Sciences told ISNA Today, “The number of Coronavirus patients hospitalized in the Province has increased significantly compared to the first outbreak. In the first outbreak, often, the elderly with underlying diseases were infected. In contrast, now, many of the hospital beds are occupied by youngsters and teenagers, which is a cause for concern.”

In Isfahan, a spokesman for the University of Medical Sciences told Mehr news agency yesterday, “The situation is not good at all. Among hospitalized patients, 151 are in critical condition.”

In Golestan, the secretary of “Golestan Banks Coordination Council” told ISNA Today, “So far, more than 500 employees of the Province’s banks have been infected with Coronavirus, resulting in some bank branches to close down during this period.”

Etemad daily wrote today, “Now, more than 100 dead are buried in Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery daily. If we consider the entire Tehran Province, the toll would probably be closer to 150. This is certainly not consistent with the Health Ministry’s official figure for the whole country, which stands at 200. The nationwide figure must be much higher… Islamshahr governor has said that 292 people have so far died in that city due to COVID-19. If we consider this proportion for the whole country, it becomes clear what the actual fatality figure is. And this is only the figure for the cities. To understand the reality of the Coronavirus, you do not need these types of calculations. Just pay a visit to hospitals to see them overflowing with patients.”

Setareh Sobh wrote today, “The society is frustrated, and at any moment there might be an uprising. In incidents in 2017 and 2019, around 80 to 100 cities rose up, whose names we had not even heard. Today, such a nationwide uprising is predictable… Today, 13 to 14 million Iranians live in slums. This means these people have nothing to lose. Officials must think of something; otherwise, it must regrettably be said the danger is predictable. If the fire is lit, extinguishing it will be very difficult.”

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

August 1, 2020

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