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Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 480 Cities Exceeds 218,200

  • Iraj Harirchi, regime’s Deputy Health Minister: We must assume that the British COVID-19 virus is spread all over the country. It has been seen more in Tehran, Alborz, Khuzestan, and Qazvin provinces. (Mehr news agency, February 18, 2021)
  • Minoo Mohraz, member of the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT): The rate of the spread of COVID-19 is currently rising significantly. We have to expect the fourth outbreak in the country. (the state-run media, Khabarfori Online, February 19, 2021)
  • Head of the Medical Organization: Delays in preparing the vaccine can threaten people’s health. Vaccination should be a priority for those in charge, regardless of political issues. (State-run media, Salamat news, February 19, 2021)
  • Head of Andimeshk (city, west Iran) Health Network: The number of COVID-19 patients and hospitalizations has doubled. (Mehr, February 19, 2021)
  • Secretary of NCCT in South Khorasan Province: The number of respiratory and COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the Province has increased by 27% compared to the previous week. (IRNA news agency, February 18, 2021)
  • Head of Mahshahr Health Network: 50% of PCR tests in Mahshahr are positive, which is very worrying. (IRNA, February 19, 2021)

The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on February 19, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 480 cities across Iran had surpassed 218,200. The number of victims in Tehran is 52,111, Khorasan Razavi 14,550, Isfahan 14,020, Khuzestan 11,035, Mazandaran 9,187, Lorestan 8,983, East Azerbaijan 8,243, Fars 6,552, Golestan 5,680, Alborz 5,513, Kerman 4,844, Kermanshah 4,459, Kurdistan 3,772, Semnan 3,350, Qazvin 2,444, Hormozgan 2,355, and Bushehr 2,204.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
February 19, 2021