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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 323 Cities Exceed 44,800

Iran: Coronavirus death toll in 323 cities exceed 44,800
From February 19 to May 5, 2020, five out of 138 hospitals in Tehran Province that are accepting Coronavirus patients have received 52,570 patients out of whom 1,501 have died.

52,750 Coronavirus patients admitted to only five of 138 hospitals in Tehran, 1,501 died

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, the Coronavirus death toll in 323 cities across Iran is at least 44,800 people. The number of victims in Khuzestan is 3,495, Qom 3,470, East Azerbaijan 1,610, Sistan and Baluchestan 1,420, Lorestan 1,405, and West Azerbaijan 1,280.

In Tehran, the number of victims is more than 7,300. From February 19 to May 5, 2020, five out of 138 hospitals in Tehran Province that are accepting Coronavirus patients have received 52,570 patients out of whom 1,501 have died.  They include Imam Hussein Hospital with 25,000 patients and 779 deaths, Shohadaye Gomnam-Khorasan sq. Hospital 11,750 patients and 291 deaths, Moddares Hospital 11,650 patients and 251 deaths, Taleghani Hospital 1,170 patients and 85 deaths, and Sajjad Hospital in Shahriar-Tehran 3,000 patients and at least 95 deaths. The shocking statistics come at a time when based on remarks by Tehran’s Governor, “The average death toll from Coronavirus in the country is 8.5 percent and in Tehran Province is 3.5 percent,” reported the state official news agency, ILNA, yesterday.

While many of the regime’s officials openly complain about the lack of beds, equipment, and medical staff, today, Hassan Rouhani once again claimed, “In the case of Coronavirus, Iran is on the list of successful countries in the fight against this dangerous virus … In the severe situation related to the Coronavirus pandemic, we have had no issues about hospital beds, special and ICU beds, nor have we had any problems with the ventilation units.”

Referring to the deaths of 60 staff members at Dezful Grand Hospital, Dezful University of Medical Sciences Vice-Chancellor, speaking to the state-run news agency, Mehr, said yesterday, “The medical staffs are under a lot of pressure. Following Ahvaz, the city of Dezful has the highest number of people infected with the Coronavirus in Khuzestan Province.”

In Khuzestan, Alireza Afshar, the Special Representative of the regime’s Health Minister, told Iran daily, today, that the most important reason for the new wave of Coronavirus outbreak in this Province is the reopening of public service centers and markets as well as the return of people to normal living conditions after April 11. He added: “From April 23 onward, the number of patients in Khuzestan has increased to such an extent that Khuzestan, has the highest number of infections after Tehran.”

In Qom, the President of the University of Medical Sciences told the IRGC news agency, Fars, today, “We are still in the managing and controlling phase of the disease in Qom Province and have not yet reached the containment phase.”

Dr. Massoud Mardani, a member of the National Committee to Combat Contagious Diseases in the Health Ministry, told IRNA today, “Among Coronavirus patients who come to the hospital, 12 percent, and among those in the ICU, 50 percent die.”

In Mashhad, the Public Relations Director for the Medical Sciences University told Shargh daily yesterday, “Mashhad is again in the state of red alert. This is while it was approaching the state of being virus-free. Beginning yesterday, however, it is in the state of red.”

In Bandar Abbas, the Chancellor of the Medical Sciences University told ISNA today, “In case of the continuation of the current trend of infection in Hormozgan, we might prohibit the activities of some centers. Now, 28 patients are hospitalized in ICU.”

A member of the Coronavirus Combat Task Force in Tehran told IRNA yesterday, “Given that the trend of COVID-19 Epidemic is rising in 10 provinces, reopening dangerous businesses, based on Epidemiological yardsticks is very dangerous and indefensible.”

Whereas the regime’s officials and experts speak of the rise in the number of infections and fatalities in Bushehr, the Province’s State Security Force (SSF) commander boasted of suppressive measures to cover up the actual figures. “75 channel and site operators who had disseminated false reports on social media about the Coronavirus received the necessary warnings from FATA (Cyber) Police in the Province. Through the efforts of FATA police, 30 rumormongers about Coronavirus on social media in the Province were identified and handed over to the prosecutor’s office. By forming surveillance teams, FATA police are monitoring sites and social media on a 24-hour basis,” he told Fars news agency today.

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

May 27, 2020

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