Rapid spread of the British variant in Khuzestan, Hormozgan, South Khorasan, Kurdistan, and other provinces
- Directors of universities of Medical Sciences: Medical facilities have a specific capacity, and in case of a sharp increase in patients in different areas, they cannot withstand excessive load. There is a great danger lurking, and we are concerned about a human catastrophe. (Tasnim news agency, March 18, 2021)
- Khuzestan Province deputy in the regime’s parliament: Nine out of ten people are infected with the British Coronavirus. We face severe oxygen shortage in Dashte Azadeghan (A county in Khuzestan Province). The hospitals’ oxygen generators are not sufficient for COVID-19 patients, and we are witnessing our youths’ loss. (ISNA news agency, March 18, 2021)
- Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences: 50% of new patients are infected with the British COVID-19 variant. The total number of people infected with this virus has reached 183 in the Province. (ISNA, March 18, 2021)
- Isfahan University of Medical Sciences: Hospitalization and mortalities due to COVID-19 in Isfahan has increased by about 20%. (IMNA news agency, March 18, 2021)
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Thursday, March 18, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 522 cities had exceeded 233,600. The number of victims in Tehran is 54,536, Khorasan Razavi 15,260, Isfahan 15,170, Khuzestan 13,159, Mazandaran 9,965, Lorestan 9,823, East Azerbaijan 9,128, Gilan 8,251, Fars 6,892, Alborz 5,793, Central Province 4,808, Ardabil 2,877, Qazvin 2,644, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 1,774.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
March 18, 2021