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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 334 Cities Exceeds 53,600

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 334 Cities Exceeds 53,600
Coronavirus death toll in 334 cities exceeds 53,600

  • Dramatic rise of death toll in Tabriz, with more than 100 people reported dead on Wednesday. 
  • Doctors in Mashhad report more than 3,000 people have contracted the virus, and at least 180 have died in the past ten days. 
  • In Quchan, 19 people died of Coronavirus in the past few days. 
  • A deputy of regime parliament: Officials and authorities of Kurdistan Province continue to blame the consequences of their inactions on the people, and people are very concerned.

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Friday, June 19, 2020, that the Coronavirus deaths in 334 cities across Iran have increased to 53,600. The number of victims in Tehran is 10,920, Khuzestan 4,395, Isfahan 3,050, Lorestan 1,925, East Azerbaijan 1,825, West Azerbaijan 1,515, Kermanshah 1,435, and Fars 1,130.

According to the state news agency, IRNA, the spokesperson for the regime’s Health Ministry said that the number of victims in the past 24 hours was 120, with 2,615 new cases and 2,833 patients admitted to intensive care units.

In Sistan and Baluchestan, the president of Zahedan University of Medical Sciences, quoted by ISNA news agency, said today, “It is likely that the increasing trend of the Coronavirus patients will continue daily for the next 25 days. The situation has become critical, and 11 new patients have died in the past 24 hours.”

In East Azerbaijan, according to eyewitnesses and local sources, the death toll in Tabriz has risen dramatically, and more than 100 people are said to have died in the city on Wednesday, June 17, 2020. According to the Health Deputy of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, “In recent weeks East Azerbaijan Province has often been in a red status… The cities of Ahar, Bonab, Mianeh, Heris, Harand, Shabestar, Hashtrood, and Tabriz have the highest number of virus infections with respect to their population,” reported the state-run news agency, Razavi News Agency, on June 18, 2020. “In recent days, 20 members of a family have been tested for Coronavirus, and 18 of them were positive,” head of Ajabshir’s health care network told Asr-e Iran website yesterday.

According to doctors in Khorasan Razavi, in the past ten days, more than 3,000 people have contracted the virus, and at least 180 have died. According to eyewitnesses, in Mashhad, only in one clinic out of 100 patients, 50 tested positive for Coronavirus, and 40 others were suspected of having Coronavirus last Sunday. In Quchan, 19 people have died of Coronavirus in recent days.

A spokesman for the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT) in Khuzestan Province told IRNA today, “Khuzestan has been in a red state for a month now, and in recent days the number of patients has dramatically increased,” In another development, head of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences was quoted by ISNA news agency, as saying today, “We have a shortage of beds in ICU, and the ICUs in Dezful and Abadan cities are full.”

In Bushehr, the secretary of the NCCT was reported by the Javan news website, saying today, “The number of people with Coronavirus in the province has increased by more than 90% in 9 days. The number of deaths has increased by 66 percent and the number of hospitalized patients have increased by 170 percent… The number of patients in Bandar Ganaveh is increasing every day, and as a result, the number of hospitalized and dead has increased.” The Governor of Ganaveh told Hamshahri daily, today, “All roads leading to the coast of Ganaveh, as well as lighting and all welfare services, will be closed down until July 5, 2020.”

In Kurdistan, the deputy of regime Parliament for Saqez and Baneh told the state-run news agency, yesterday, “The indifference of the officials of Kurdistan Province in the last ten days of May and also the lack of proper supervision in the province has caused the situation of Coronavirus in Kurdistan to reach a critical state. The story is being repeated, and there is no practical action. Officials and authorities of Kurdistan Province continue to blame the consequences of their inactions on people, and people are at very concerned.”

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

June 19, 2020