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Iran: Coronavirus Virus Death Toll in 346 Cities Exceeds 72,700

  • Rouhani: 25 million people have been infected, and 35 million will be infected, the number of hospitalizations in the future will be twice as many as before
  • While Rouhani blames the people for the new Coronavirus outbreak, regime Health Ministry officials Jahanpour and Mohraz state that reopening and lifting restrictions were the cause.
  • In Neyshabur, the number of infected, hospitalized and dead has increased sharply compared to a few days ago
  • 15 to 20% of Kermanis are infected with Coronavirus, and the whole Province is red. However, the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT) in Tehran refuses to impose restrictions.
  • In Yazd, the number of Coronavirus patients has tripled, and in Qom, all hospitals are occupied by Coronavirus patients, and soon the Province will be red again.

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran announced on Saturday, July 18, 2020, that the Coronavirus fatalities in 346 cities of Iran had exceeded 72,700. The number of victims in Khuzestan is 5,435, Khorasan Razavi 5,405, Mazandaran 3,185, Lorestan 2,775, Alborz 2,315, Sistan and Baluchestan 2,260, Hamedan 1,920, Kermanshah 1,845, Fars 1,772, Kerman 1,010, North Khorasan 920, Yazd 855, and South Khorasan 242.

Today, Hassan Rouhani admitted, “So far, 25 million Iranians have been infected with the Coronavirus, and we must expect that 30 to 35 million people will be infected with the virus … The number of hospitalizations in the future will be twice the number we had in the past 150 days.” He brazenly blamed the people again, saying, “The second wave of the outbreak is due to the fact that our wedding ceremonies follow their own form and length in time. It is the same in mourning ceremonies and in parties. The summer holidays follow a special ritual. And our social relations are special and not enough attention has been paid to this disease … The second wave is due to the fact that people no longer fear (the virus) and are returning to normal life and not abandoning the traditions that they should abandon.”

Meanwhile, Kianoush Jahanpour, the public relations director of the regime’s Health Ministry, told the state-run media, Iran Online, today, “With the reopening of shops and businesses, the rise in the death toll, was predictable. At that time, the Health Ministry repeatedly warned that the situation was not normal at all. We announced that there is no safe place or virus-free area anywhere in the country … and (ignoring) this was a definite result, and we believe that nothing unexpected has occurred.”

Minoo Mohraz, a member of the NCCT, told Vatane-e Emrouz, today, “The number of patients with the disease in Tehran has increased dramatically. The second wave is much more dangerous and more deadly than the previous months … Mohraz said that the critically ill Coronavirus patients in hospitals die very soon,” adding, “Tehran and city hospitals are now full of critically ill patients … after reopening and elimination Restrictions The spread of this disease has become more widespread in the country,” reported Vatan-e-Emrouz, July 17, 2020.

In Khorasan Razavi, the governor of Neyshabur said: “The number of patients, hospitalizations and deaths due to the Coronavirus has increased sharply compared to a few days ago, and the situation has become more worrisome. A red siren has been sounded in this city.” The head of Neyshabur School of Medical Sciences said: “The hospitalization process from mid-February to July of this year, has become unfavorable and our situation today is worse than last February,” reported ISNA, yesterday.

In Mazandaran, the president of Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences told Iran Online on July 18, “The number of patients admitted to different cities of the Province is still increasing and with this trend, there may not be an empty bed to receive patients in the coming days” Deputy governor of Mazandaran told Javan daily today, “If the Coronavirus outbreak continues like this, a field hospital should be established in the Province…There are 600 hospital beds in Amol, and now 400 people are hospitalized, and this city is in a dangerous situation”.

In Kerman, the vice-president of Kerman University of Medical Sciences told ISNA, yesterday, “Between 15 and 20% of Kermanis are infected with Coronavirus. The number of those hospitalized and dead has increased, and now almost the entire Province is in a red situation…We cannot impose many restrictions now because the NCCT in Tehran has tied our hands.”

In Yazd, the vice president of Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences announced a more than three-fold increase in the number of Coronavirus patients over the past 40 days, saying, “40 days ago the number of hospitalized patients reached 70 and today, Friday, it reached 235,” according to ISNA on July 17.

In Qom, the president of Qom University of Medical Sciences was quoted by Shahrvand on July 18 as saying, “All hospitals in the Province will be involved again, and the governor predicts that the Province will be in the red by the end of next week… The peak of the disease started again in July. The number of hospitalizations in a hospital-like Kamkar, where there were 70 to 80 patients, suddenly reached 165.”

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

July 18, 2020