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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 340 Cities Exceeds 61,100

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 340 Cities Exceeds 61,100
Iran, coronavirus pandemic: The death toll in 340 cities exceeds 61,100

  • In Khomeini Hospital in Tehran, number of Coronavirus inpatients has increased from 595 to 1340 over five days. 
  • Deputy Health Minister: In some provinces, such as Qom and Gilan, about 40% are infected with Coronavirus. In Tehran, it is about 15%. It was in our interest that the reopening did not happen, but there are people that can’t make ends meet if they don’t work daily. 
  • Last night alone, ten people died in Gonbad Kavus. The city may face a shortage of beds in the next two or three days, while many areas of Golestan are red; Friday prayers are scheduled to be held in 13 cities of the province 
  • Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: The number of beds is increasing every day, and the number of patients and deaths is increasing. If it continues like this, we will have a severe condition.

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Thursday, June 25, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 340 cities across Iran has passed 61,100. The number of victims in Khuzestan is 4,635, Qom 3,815, Khorasan Razavi 3,510, Isfahan 3,140, Lorestan 2,195, West Azerbaijan 1,640, Fars 1,220, and Kerman 760.

The spokesperson for the Health Ministry said 134 people had died of Coronavirus in the past 24 hours. Alireza Raeisi, regime’s Deputy Health Minister, told the state-controlled website, Alef, yesterday, “In some provinces, such as Qom and Gilan, about 40 percent of the population suffer from Coronavirus. In Tehran, the infection is about 15%… As the Ministry of Health, it was in our interest that the reopening did not happen, but there are people that can’t make ends meet if they don’t work daily. … We are not past the first peak of the outbreak yet. Sometimes a few provinces get caught up and then other provinces. The virus continues to spread across the country.”

In Tehran, Zali, head of the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT), the IRGC news agency, Fars, yesterday, “14 to 20 percent of Tehran’s population have been infected with Coronavirus. The highest rate of infection is in the 4th district, with a population of 900,000, being the most populous district of Tehran.” He added, “In the past 24 hours, 285 patients were admitted to the normal wards, and 93 patients were admitted to the Intensive Care Units, which is an increase compared to the previous day.” Zali was also quoted by the state-daily, Hemayat, today, as saying, “Currently, there are about 4,000 convalescent beds in Tehran, and we can quickly increase their capacity again … a number of our convalescent homes are located in Tehran, and we are planning to use them again.”

In Khomeini Hospital in Tehran, the number of Coronavirus inpatients has increased by 144% in five days. “The number of inpatients from 595 on June 31, has increased to 1340 as of today,” reported Fars news agency.

According to Javan daily, the IRGC affiliated website, the president of Bushehr University of Medical Sciences said today, “The number of infected people has exceeded 5,000. In other words, in two weeks, the number of patients in Bushehr Province has more than doubled. In the last two weeks, 198 people have been added to the list of patients daily … Yesterday, 97 Coronavirus patients were hospitalized in the province’s hospitals; The number was 45 two weeks ago. Since June 11, there have been 60 victims.

In Golestan, according to the state television and radio news agency, the president of the University of Medical Sciences reporting of 460 patients hospitalized in the province’s health centers, said, “We may face a shortage of beds in Gonbad Kavus Hospital in the next two or three days. Children are also infected with the virus.” According to IRNA news agency, yesterday, “10 people died of Coronavirus last night in Gonbad alone”, despite “the gravity of the situation in Golestan, and the spread of the virus in many regions, turning the situation to red, the Friday prayers are scheduled to be held this week in 13 cities in the province.”

In Khorasan Razavi, the president of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences told IRNA today, “half of the capacity of each hospital should be ready for the admission of Coronavirus disease patients.” According to the deputy director of the University of Medical Sciences, quoted by IRNA, today, “On average, 100 patients with respiratory symptoms are admitted to Mashhad University of Medical Sciences on a daily basis.” The president of Gonabad University of Medical Sciences was also quoted by the same news agency, as saying, “The results of the Coronavirus test of 31 students of this university were positive. Coronavirus alarm in Gonabad and Bajestan has been sounded.”

In Fars, a member of Shiraz City Council told the Tasnim news agency on June 24, “Figures announced by officials bespeaks of Shiraz entering the phase of Coronavirus plus. My colleagues at Medical Sciences Universities are preoccupied with the city entering the red state and a lack of prospects for virus-free days as it pertains to the health of citizens. Now, centers for treatment and recuperation are again facing the high number of outpatients, hospitalizations, and the rising number of deaths because of Coronavirus.”

In West Azerbaijan, the Governor told Mehr news agency yesterday, “Considering the rise in the number of those infected, beginning Thursday, new restrictions will be implemented in the province for two weeks. Women’s hospital under construction in Urmia has joined the cycle of treating Coronavirus patients.”

In Kermanshah, the vice-president of the Medical Sciences University was quoted by IRGC’s mouthpiece Javan, yesterday, as saying, “Every day, our beds are increasing as are the number of patients and the dead…. If the situation continues as such, we will certainly face an extremely difficult situation.”

In the Central Province, the Governor of Saveh reported “the imposition of news Coronavirus-related restrictions because of the rising number of infected people,” according to ISNA on June 25.

In East Azerbaijan, the president of the Medical Sciences University in Tabriz told ISNA on June 24, “The number of new Coronavirus patients in the province has risen from 300 to 450 daily.”

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

June 25, 2020

 

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