• Hossein-Ali Shahriari, Chairman of the regime’s parliamentary Health Commission: “The National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT) does not pay attention to the recommendations. They did not restrict travel before Eid (Persian new year, March 20, 2021). On March 27, Rouhani said that the Coronavirus outbreak peak was over, but on April 14, he said that we were caught in the fourth outbreak.” (Tasnim news agency, May 8, 2021)
• Ardabil University of Medical Sciences: Currently, Ardabil Province is experiencing deadly days of the Coronavirus. (Mehr news agency, May 8, 2021)
• Arak University of Medical Sciences: During the fourth COVID-19 tsunami that may not be repeated in history, Central and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad provinces had the highest number of hospitalizations in the entire country. (ISNA news agency, May 8, 2021)
• North Khorasan University of Medical Sciences: 84% of yesterday’s COVID-19 tests were positive. (State TV and Radio news agency)
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran announced on Saturday, May 8, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 541 cities had exceeded 281,800. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 65,151, Isfahan 18,535, Khorasan Razavi 17,405, Khuzestan 17,324, Mazandaran 11,610, East Azerbaijan 11,518, West Azerbaijan 10,478, Qom 9,365, Fars 8,922, Alborz 7,518, Golestan 6,990, Kerman 6,333, Central Province 5,878, Kurdistan 4,872, North Khorasan 4,158, Ardabil 3,592, Hormozgan 3,290, Zanjan 3,110, Ilam 3,001, and South Khorasan 2,661.