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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll Has Exceeded 494,400

Regime’s Health Ministry: Identification of Omicron’s emergence in 16 provinces

• The regime’s Health Ministry: 159 positive cases of Omicron have been identified in 16 provinces in the country. (ISNA news agency, January 2, 2022)

• Minoo Mohraz, epidemiologist: The Coronavirus death toll during the fifth outbreak was very high. In my 45 years of medical practice, I had never issued so many death certificates. (State-run daily, Hamshahri, January 1, 2022)

• Hormozgan Medical University: The Coronavirus infection is peaking again, and Hormozgan Province has the highest number of Omicron infections. (Tasnim news agency, January 2, 2022)

• Mashhad Medical University: The daily number of COVID-19 hospitalized patients in Khorasan Razavi has reached 138 and is increasing. (Tasnim, January 2, 2022)

• Fearing the Omicron outbreak, many parents do not send their children to schools, and classes are empty or half full. (State-run Shahr-e-Ara daily, January 2, 2022)

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Sunday, January 2, 2022, that the Coronavirus death toll in 547 cities has exceeded 494,400. In Tehran the death toll has reached 115,600, Isfahan 34,220, Khuzestan 29,870, Lorestan 16,360, Alborz 14,448, Kerman 13,327, Golestan 10,765, Kermanshah 9,244, Hormozgan 8,180, and South Khorasan 4,356.

As the Coronavirus death toll in Iran rises to 500,000 due to the criminal and plundering policies of the clerical regime, head of the IRGC, Brig. General Hossein Salami brazenly told ISNA today, “Our enemies gave in or are giving in to the Coronavirus, and you can see that their death toll is the highest in the world. We, however, with the blessings of Islam, our leadership (Khamenei), and wisdom and faith were able to fight against it.”

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
January 2, 2022