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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 496,100 Omicron Spreads in 21 Provinces

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  • Central Province’s Governor: The Coronavirus conditions indicate a pessimistic, unfavorable, and difficult condition in the Province. (IRNA news agency, January 8, 2022)
  • Qom Medical University: So far, 11 people have been diagnosed with Omicron. The virus infection can spread as fast as a missile. (Mehr news agency, January 8, 2022)
  • Yazd Medical University: The Omicron virus was identified in Bafgh and Taft (Yazd Province), and several COVID-19 patients were diagnosed with it. (Mehr, January 8, 2022)
  • Ahvaz Medical University: With a 14.4% increase, the COVID-19 death rate of hospitalized patients in Khuzestan is higher than other provinces. (ISNA news agency, January 8, 2022)

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Saturday, January 8, 2022, that the COVID-19 death toll in 547 cities is more than 496,100. In Tehran, the death toll has exceeded 115,930, Isfahan 34,380, Khuzestan 29,955, Fars 18,750, East Azerbaijan 17,148, Lorestan 16,415, Kermanshah 9,284, Central Province 9,033, Yazd 8,208, North Khorasan 6,348, Bushehr 5,524, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 3,759.

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

January 8, 2022