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Iran: The Staggering Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 352,600

NCRI logoAccording to the state-controlled Health Ministry statistics, the death toll, newly infected, and seriously ill patients in the past 24 hours is unprecedented since the beginning of the pandemic

  • An Epidemiologist: Neither the number of deaths nor the infections are correct. Last year’s COVID-19 related deaths in the civil registry report are also much higher than reported. (ISNA news agency, August 8, 2021)
  • Qassem Janbabaei, regime’s deputy Health Minister: The COVID-19 hospitalized patients during the fifth outbreak have doubled compared to the previous outbreak. (Tasnim news agency, August 8, 2021)
  • Ali Jafarian, head of the transplant department at Tehran University of Medical Sciences: We expected such a high number of COVID-19 deaths from a month ago, and the increase in deaths will occur again. (ISNA, August 8, 2021)
  • Amir Al-Momenin Hospital, Ahvaz: Now, even the emergency beds are full. The congestion of COVID-19 patients is more than our capacity. (ISNA, August 8, 2021)
  • Gilan University of Medical Sciences: All cities in the Province are red, and 37 COVID-19 patients died last night, which is unprecedented. (Mehr news agency, August 8, 2021)
  • Mahmoudabad Health Manager: Coronavirus is out of control. Hospital beds are full, and we do not have an empty bed for any new patient. (IRNA news agency, August 8, 2021)

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Sunday, August 8, 2021, that the Coronavirus fatalities in 547 cities had exceeded 352,600. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 82,646, Isfahan 23,810, Khuzestan 22,301,Khorasan Razavi 21,545, Mazandaran 13,655, East Azerbaijan 13,613, West Azerbaijan 12,738, Fars 12,152, Gilan 11,401, Qom 10,385, Alborz 10,323, Sistan and Baluchestan 10,295, Kerman 8,823, Golestan 8,325, Kermanshah 6,508, Yazd 6,162, Hormozgan 6,070, Ardabil 4,265, Bushehr 4,054, Qazvin 3,984, and South Khorasan 3,276.

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

August 8, 2021