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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 342 Cities Exceeds 68,800

Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 342 Cities Exceeds 68,800
Over 68,800 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI MEK sources

IRGC’s Commander terrified of an uprising: “With the re-emergence of Coronavirus, we will use all efforts to manage and control the consequences.”

  • At least 250 Coronavirus patients have died in Sina, Be’ sat, Beheshti and Hamedan’s Social Security hospitals from June 21 to July 9 
  • At least 170 people have died of Coronavirus at Ganjavian Hospital in Dezful since June 21. Dezful’s statistics are not included in Khuzestan and reported directly to Tehran 
  • Alborz Province is facing a serious problem due to the lack of beds and ICUs. Lack of workforce and staff fatigue, like all provinces, is a serious problem 
  • There is an emergency in East Azerbaijan, 180 people are hospitalized daily. August will be the worst month 
  • Deputy Head of the National Coronavirus Combat Task Force (NCCT) in Qazvin: Out of a total of 731 billion Tomans of the Province’s share (to deal with Coronavirus), only 430 million Tomans (about 19,000dollars) have been paid so far.

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) announced on Friday, July 10, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 342 cities in Iran had passed 68,800. The number of victims in Tehran is 17,240, Khorasan Razavi 5,140, Lorestan 2,505, West Azerbaijan 2,030, East Azerbaijan 2,010, Hamedan 1,650, Fars 1,550, Semnan 970, Kerman 855, Hormozgan 750, Bushehr 695, and South Khorasan 220.

According to doctors’ reports, at least 250 Coronavirus patients have died in Sina, Be’ sat, Beheshti, and Social Security hospitals in Hamedan Province from June 21. Hospitalizations in these four hospitals have doubled since February.

At least 170 Coronavirus patients have died at Ganjavian Hospital in Dezful since the beginning of July. Dezful statistics are not included in Khuzestan and reported directly to the Ministry of Health in Tehran. Dezful hospitals are severely short of oxygen. The nurses are exhausted. They have been working non-stop for 4-5 months, and their salaries have not been paid yet.

According to physicians, the Province of Alborz is facing a serious shortage of beds and ICU wards. The increased number of beds for special cases does not suffice as the number of patients in need of ICU is more than available beds. The shortage of medical personnel has become a significant problem, and personnel fatigues in the Province are serious, just like other parts of the country.

IRGC commander-in-chief Hossein Salami expressed his fear over the eruption of an uprising. He said, “With the renewed peak of Coronavirus in parts of the country, we realized that the degree of sensitivity towards this phenomenon must increase. We will do our utmost to manage and control the consequences of this disease,” according to IRNA yesterday.

The day before, the Health Minister voiced concern over the possibility of uprisings and said that based on reports by the security services, “The eruption of rebellion on the part of the people because of poverty and destitution is a serious possibility. The president and the security forces must think about the people’s livelihood and preventing the eruption of a rebellion.”

In Tehran, a member of the city council’s leadership called for tougher re-imposition of restrictions in the capital, according to Fars news agency today.

In West Azerbaijan, the president of the Medical Sciences University was quoted by Mehr news agency on July 9, as saying that fatalities had reached a record number in 24 hours. He said, “Twenty people lost their lives in this period, and 790 patients are hospitalized in the Province who suffer from the acute respiratory syndrome. 172 patients are in ICU, and 52 are using ventilators. If this trend continues, we will be facing difficult conditions.”

Maku’s governor told IRNA today, “All ICU beds are full. Eighteen medical staff have been infected with the virus. If this trend continues, we will not have enough resources to treat those in need.”

In Khuzestan, the vice-president of the Medical Sciences University told Fars news agency today, “Ninety percent of the Province’s population are in a perilous situation.”

In Hormozgan, the public relations director for the Medical Sciences University was quoted by Shafqana as saying today, “With 17 new fatalities, the number of deaths reached 356. Some 493 infected patients are hospitalized, 79 of whom are in ICU, and 46 are in critical condition.”

Javan daily quoted the president of the Neyshabur University of Medical Sciences in Khorasan Province as saying on July 9, “The record of daily deaths in Neyshabur was broken since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak … The current situation of Neyshabur in terms of the number of infections and deaths has worsened since March and April.”

According to ISNA, the president of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences said today, “August and September will be the worst months in East Azerbaijan Province as far as the number of infections and hospitalizations is concerned…180 patients are admitted and 150 are discharged every day.”

Deputy director of Coronavirus headquarters in Qazvin Province told Mehr news agency yesterday, “The number of infections and deaths in the Province is increasing…Out of 731 billion tomans that were allocated for the Province, only 430 million tomans have been paid so far in the form of facilities.” Mehr quoted the president of the Medical Sciences University as saying, “The (new) eruption of the virus has occurred in 10 days and has tripled since.”

According to Fars news agency, the president of the University of Medical Sciences in Mazandaran said, “628 patients suspected of COVID-19 infection are hospitalized … Cities in Mazandaran have again  become the scene of this dangerous virus, and we are now facing an increasing trend of people being infected and hospitalized in the Province.”

The deputy governor of the Lorestan Province told Mehr news agency yesterday, “The situation in the Province is deteriorating, and in the past few weeks, the growing number of infections, hospitalizations and deaths has put the health centers in trouble. Should this situation continue, we will face a catastrophe.”

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

July 10, 2020

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