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Iran: The Staggering Coronavirus Fatalities in 539 Cities Exceed 258,900

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  • Alireza Zali, head of the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT) in Tehran: Today, we admitted 1,775 new COVID-19 patients in Tehran Province alone, which is too many, more than 250 of whom to ICU. (IRNA news agency, April 20, 2021)
  • Nader Tavakoli, deputy head of the NCCT in Tehran: We have 8,500 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Tehran. Out of 20,000 hospital beds in Tehran, we have allocated almost 10,000 beds to Coronavirus patients. (Arya news agency, April 20, 2021)
  • Chairman of Tehran City Council: The fifth COVID-19 peak, which will advance in June due to the (presidential) election, will create the worst conditions and will have the highest death tolls. (Entekhab daily, April 20, 2021)
  • Isfahan University of Medical Sciences: 2,419 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, 368 are in ICU, and 36 patients have died in the past 24 hours. (IMNA news agency, April 20, 2021)
  • Shiraz University of Medical Sciences: More than 2,600 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized in Fars Province. In the past 24 hours, 426 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized, and 24 died. (Mehr news agency, April 20, 2021)
  • Tabriz University of Medical Sciences: All hospitals are full, and the death toll has increased six-fold compared to the first days of the Persian new year (March 20, 2021). (Mehr, April 20, 2021)

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 539 cities across Iran has exceeded 258,900. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 59,201, Isfahan 16,905, Khorasan Razavi 16,490, Khuzestan 15,634, Mazandaran 10,935, Lorestan 10,908, East Azerbaijan 10,618, West Azerbaijan 9,733, Gilan 9,066, Fars 7,707, Golestan 6,615, Alborz 6,563, Sistan and Baluchestan 5,886, Kerman 5,824, Hamedan 5,813, Central Province 5,368, Kermanshah 5,189, Semnan 4,570, Kurdistan 4,517, Hormozgan 2,970, Qazvin 2,969, Zanjan 2,840, Ilam 2,671, and Bushehr 2,649.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
April 20, 2021

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