Behesht-e Zahra (Cemetery): In Tehran, on average, 170 people die with COVID-19 daily, 77,000 in 15 months
- Alireza Reisi, the spokesperson for the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT): We should not think that the Coronavirus is due to arrive from India, South Africa, or Brazil. It’s always possible that the virus could mutate in Iran. (Javan daily, May 18, 2021)
- Alireza Zali, head of NCCT in Tehran: 1,200 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in Tehran, 250 of them are in ICU. We have 6,992 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the Province, of whom 1,500 are in ICU. (State-run Arya news agency, May 18, 2021)
- Isfahan University of Medical Sciences: In the past 24 hours, 246 COVID-19 patients were admitted, and 225 were discharged. Thirty-seven patients have died in the past 24 hours. (Mehr news agency, May 18, 2021)
- The Scientific Committee of the NCCT in Khorasan Razavi: Daily COVID-19 mortality rate has reached 61 in the third wave of the outbreak and 28 in the fourth wave. (IRNA news agency, May 17, 2021)
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, that the Coronavirus death toll in 541 cities across Iran exceeded 292,100. The number of victims in Tehran has reached 67,996, Isfahan 19,375, Khuzestan 18,099, Khorasan Razavi 17,860, East Azerbaijan 11,943, Lorestan 11,840, West Azerbaijan 10,908, Gilan 9,916, Fars 9,547, Alborz 8,068, Sistan and Baluchestan 6,686, Kerman 6,548, Central Province 6,088, Kermanshah 5,774, Khorasan North 4,263, Hormozgan 3,430, and South Khorasan 2,746.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
May 18, 2021