The Health Ministry: The number of COVID-19 patients in the past 24 hours was 23,391, which is the highest number in the past 78 days and double the previous week. (IRNA news agency, July 8, 2021)
- Minoo Mohraz, member of the Scientific Committee of the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT): The third phase of “the Iranian-Cuban vaccine” was injected for some people in Iran. Still, the Cuban ambassador stated that we do not have such a project. We and the South American countries need more help, and priority is given to them. (Hamshahri daily, July 8, 2021)
- Alireza Zali, head of NCCT in Tehran: 5,600 COVID-19 patients are hospitalized in 105 hospitals in Tehran Province. The east and southeast of the Province suffer from numerous infrastructure deficiencies on par with some deprived provinces. (IRNA, July 8, 2021)
- Head of Razi Hospital in Ahvaz: The hospital is full. We have 450 COVID-19 patients now, whereas, in the previous outbreaks, there were 45 patients. (ISNA news agency, July 8, 2021)
- Mashhad University of Medical Sciences: The COVID-19 Mortality (in this outbreak) is in double digits, and hospitalizations are increasing. Outpatients are 50% more than what it was in late June. (ISNA, July 8, 2021)
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Thursday, July 8, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 547 cities is more than 325,000. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 75,926, Isfahan 21,985, Khuzestan 20,621, Khorasan Razavi 19,795, East Azerbaijan 13,168, Lorestan 12,700, West Azerbaijan 12,033, Fars 10,962, Qom 9,930, Alborz 9,248, Sistan and Baluchestan 8,166, Kerman 7,568, Hormozgan 5,000, and North Khorasan 4,573.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
July 8, 2021