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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Exceeds 498,100

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  • The regime’s Health Ministry: The alarm has sounded. The number of people infected with Omicron reached 1,162, and three people died with Omicron in Tabriz, Yazd, and Shahrekord. (ISNA news agency, January 16, 2022)
  • Emergency Manager of Sina Hospital: If the present conditions continue, the upcoming Persian New Year holidays, Nowruz (beginning March 21, 2022), will be the worst holiday ever. The deaths due to Omicron started yesterday. (ISNA, January 16, 2022)
  • Ahvaz Health Council: The variant identified in COVID-19 positive patients is a combination of delta and Omicron. Of course, Omicron is the predominant variant (IRNA news agency, January 16, 2022).
  • Mashhad Medical University: The AstraZeneca quota for Mashhad has not been delivered. In the past 24 hours, 111 COVID-19 patients have been hospitalized. Out of 353 inpatients, 110 are in ICU. (ISNA, January 16, 2022)

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Sunday, January 16, 2022, that the COVID-19 death toll in 547 cities across Iran has surpassed 498,100. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 116,335, Khorasan Razavi 40,120, Isfahan 34,520, Khuzestan 30,065, Fars 18,855, East Azerbaijan 17,218, Sistan and Baluchestan 13,740, Yazd 8,248, Kurdistan 8,222, Zanjan 4,790, and Ilam 4,758.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
January 16, 2022