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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 478 Cities Exceeds 198,400

  • Iraj Harirchi, regime’s Deputy Health Minister: No official should talk about the vaccine right now. (Mehr news agency, January 7, 2021)
  • Mohammad-Reza Zafar Ghandi, director of Iran’s Medical Organization: The vaccination process is not proportionate with the rate of the spread of COVID-19. All efforts at this stage should be focused on purchasing the Coronavirus vaccine. (Mehr news agency, January 7, 2021)
  • Member of the regime’s parliamentary Health Committee: There was a delay in obtaining the domestic vaccine. We hope to reach mass production of the domestic Corona vaccine in June and July 2021. (ISNA news agency, January 7, 2021)
  • The Security director for the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT): We do not have a white city (in the country). The provinces of Mazandaran, Gilan, and Golestan have the largest number of orange and red cities. (The state-run media outlet, Aftab, January 6, 2021)
  • University of Tehran’s vice chancellor: 20% of students have contracted COVID-19, eight percent of whom are currently hospitalized. (ISNA, January 7, 2021)
  • West Azerbaijan University of Medical Sciences: In the fourth wave of the COVID-19 outbreak, the number of hospitalizations will increase to 3,200 patients. (ISNA, January 7, 2021)

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Thursday, January 7, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 478 cities had exceeded 198,400. The number of victims in Tehran is 48,591, Khorasan Razavi 13,435, Isfahan 12,395, Lorestan 8,018, Qom 7,745, Mazandaran 7,652, Gilan 7,036, Fars 6,063, Alborz 5,165, Golestan 4,917, Hamedan 4,703, Kerman 4,372, Kermanshah 4,129, Yazd 3,512, North Khorasan 3,053, Qazvin 2,072, South Khorasan 1,871, and Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari 1,560.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
January 7, 2021