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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 497,100

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  • The Secretary of the Scientific Committee of the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT): Omicron is highly contagious. For this reason, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths can increase significantly. (Mardomsalary daily, January 12, 2022)
  • Omicron is suddenly spreading, like fire beneath the ashes. A 175% rise in COVID-19 infections in the past three days underscores this fact. (State-run media, Entekhab, January 12, 2022)
  • East Ahvaz Health Center: The number of COVID-19 patients in East Ahvaz has increased fivefold compared to last week. (ISNA news agency, January 12, 2022)
  • Semnan Medical University: After identifying Omicron, we faced a 12% increase in COVID-19 inpatients. (ISNA, January 12, 2022)

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, that the COVID-19 death toll in 547 cities has exceeded 497,100. In Tehran the death toll has reached 116,130, Isfahan 34,450, Khuzestan 30,015, Fars 18,800, West Azerbaijan 18,748, Mazandaran 18,040, Qom 13,355, Central Province 9,058, Kurdistan 8,207, North Khorasan 6,363,Bushehr 5,539, and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 3,855.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
January 12, 2022