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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 439 Cities Exceeds 104,500

Spokesperson of the regime Health Ministry: This week, the number of cities with red status increased from 88 to 109. (IRNA, September 17, 2020)

  • Iraj Harirchi: The hospital is not a place to fight the Coronavirus. Hospital is the end of the line, and there, the probability of death is very high. (ILNA, September 17, 2020)
  • Alireza Zali, head of the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT) in Tehran: The number of deaths in Tehran Province is increasing rapidly. (State TV, September 16, 2020)
  • Payam Tabarsi, Deputy Director of Masih Daneshvari Hospital: If we continue in the same way, in November, the death toll will reach 600 per day. (Khabar Fori news site, September 16, 2020)
  • Vice-president of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences: One hundred and sixty-three students and 48 teachers have been infected with Coronavirus these days, and one of the family members of each of the 2,863 students have contracted the disease. The situation has become more difficult and complicated, and the infections and deaths will increase 4 to 5 times. (IRNA, September 16, 2020)
  • Dean of Shushtar School of Medical Sciences: We will have deadly days ahead. (ISNA, September 16, 2020)
  • Vice-president of Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences: This outbreak can be more severe and deadly than the previous outbreak in June and July. (Mehr, September 17, 2020)

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Thursday, September 17, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 439 cities across Iran had risen above 104,500. The number of victims in Khorasan Razavi is 7,593, Mazandaran 5,112, Isfahan 4,854, Lorestan 4,648, Gilan 4,301, East Azerbaijan 3,063, Alborz 2,951, Fars 2,916, West Azerbaijan 2,756, Hamedan 2,687, Kermanshah 2,422, Kurdistan 2,041, North Khorasan 1,804, Hormozgan 1,441, Yazd 1,354, Zanjan 996, Ilam 879, and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 771.

The state-run daily, Resalat, wrote, “In terms of the number of the daily death toll for Coronavirus, Iran is one of the five most seriously affected countries in the world. At the same time, Iran holds the 19th place with respect to its population, which means that in Iran, the number of Coronavirus infections and death tolls is higher than the global average. The instructions change so much every day that many citizens do not know whether they have to go to work or work remotely on the first day of the week on Saturday, neither do they know if Tehran’s traffic plan will remain in force or would it be canceled.”

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

September 17, 2020