- Payam Tabarsi, from the Scientific Committee of the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT): According to official statistics, we have lost 54,000 compatriots to COVID-19 to date. We must double this to 100,000 to include those who did not take the test or died at home. (Mehr news agency, December 25, 2020)
- President of Mazandaran and Babol University of Medical Sciences: 15 Coronavirus patients lost their lives in the past 24 hours. 1,104 patients are hospitalized, and 200 are connected to respiratory machines … The COVID-19 outbreak in Mazandaran has increased in the past month, and the number of hospitalizations has increased by 36%. (IRNA news agency, December 24, 2020)
- “The daily number of infected and deaths in the third wave has reached over 900 and 35, respectively. The total number of fatalities in the third wave was more than three times the number of victims in the previous two waves. (IRNA, December 25, 2020)
- Deputy Governor of Fars: “Given the beginning of winter, the danger of the spread of British Coronavirus and the reopening of businesses have made us worried about the formation of a new wave COVID-19 outbreak. Currently, there are 159 patients in ICU, and so far, 2,966 have died.” (State TV and Radio news agency, December 25, 2020)
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Friday, December 25, 2020, that the Coronavirus death toll in 475 cities had exceeded 191,600. The number of victims in Tehran is 47,056, Khorasan Razavi 13,085, Isfahan 11,450, Khuzestan 9,795, West Azerbaijan 7,188, Mazandaran 7,152, Gilan 6,816, Fars 5,862, Golestan 4,737, Hamedan 4,590, Kerman 4,144, Ardabil 2,347, Zanjan 2,000, and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad 1,369.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
December 25, 2020