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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 478 Cities Exceeds 197,400

  • Ali Rabei, the spokesperson for Rouhani’s cabinet, complementing Rouhani’s continued ridiculous lies, said brazenly, “We are among the leading countries in producing vaccines and other medical requirements for treating Coronavirus. Spreading distrust about the domestic vaccine has no purpose other than discouraging the people.” (State TV, January 5, 2021)
  • “Not only has our system not procured COVID-19 vaccines, but also it has launched a vaccine which its clinical trial is yet to start. This means that more and more of our compatriots are going to be infected and die.” (The State-controlled daily, Shargh, January 5, 2021)
  • An infectious diseases specialist: Until vaccination is performed, no predictions could be made about COVID-19. (ISNA news agency, January 5, 2021)
  • Alireza Zali, head of the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT) in Tehran: Due to the lack of infrastructure preventing the possibility to maintain the necessary physical distance, public transportation is the critical source of COVID-19 transmission. (IRNA news agency, January 5, 2021)
  • The spokesperson for the Health Ministry: Mazandaran Province is witnessing an upsurge in COVID-19 infections. Soon other cities in the Province will turn red. (IRNA, January 5, 2021)
  • Yazd University of Medical Sciences: Yesterday, the number of hospitalized patients doubled compared to the previous day. (IRNA, January 5, 2021)

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 478 cities across Iran had surpassed 197,400. The number of victims in Tehran is 48,401, Isfahan 12,285, Qom 7,715, Mazandaran 7,577, West Azerbaijan 7,328, Gilan 7,006, Fars 6,040, Golestan 4,882, Sistan and Baluchestan 4,791, Hamedan 4,688, Kerman 4,352, Yazd 3,487, Kurdistan 3,376, Semnan 2,960, and Ardabil 2,427.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
January 5, 2021