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Iran: COVID Red Cities Increased From 57 to 120 and Orange Cities From 86 to 112. Blue Cities Declined From 106 to 50

  • ISNA: Increasing number of hospitalizations of Coronavirus patients is evident in 30 provinces. In 23 provinces, the number of deaths is increasing. It is feared that the number of deaths might rise to three digits
  • Member of Coronavirus Headquarters Scientific Committee: The Ministry of Health has become insensitive and I have not seen anything other than the announcement of a few figures that are basically wrong
  • Mashhad Medical School: The number of critically ill patients in the ICU of Khorasan Razavi Province hospitals increased by more than 73%
  • Kermanshah Health Center: positive cases have increased by 80%, and deaths have also increased, but the spike will be significant in the coming weeks.
  • Tabriz Medical School: more than 52% of the samples taken are positive, but they did not even reach 5% in the past.

ISNA news agency wrote today: “The seventh wave of Coronavirus is advancing, and 30 provinces have reported a significant increase in hospitalizations in the 127th week of the pandemic. Also, in 23 provinces, the number of deaths due to Covid 19 has increased. The number of red cities has increased from 57 to 120, the number of orange cities from 86 to 112, the number of yellow cities has declined from 199 to 166, and the number of blue cities has decreased from 106 to 50. The death toll has also increased from 40 to 50 percent and it is still feared that the number of deaths might rise to three digits.”

Khabar-Online news agency quoted Hamid Suri, a member of the Coronavirus Headquarters Scientific Committee, today: “The confirmed deaths are those who have tested positive for Coronavirus. There are some who die and the reasons for their death are announced due to cardiac arrest, while they have not been tested. The average number of tests has been around 15,000 in recent days, which is a joke for a country with an 85 million population. The upcoming developments regarding the epidemic are worrying, such as the reopening of schools, the return of pilgrims from Mecca, and the return of Arbaeen pilgrims from Iraq, which can increase transmission. We also do not have a clear picture of the dominant variants in the country, so the trend of infection seems to be still increasing. The situation is strange, it’s as if the Ministry of Health has become numb in the management of the epidemic and is not reacting. I have not seen anything other than the announcement of a few figures that are basically wrong.” 

According to the IRNA news agency, Mashhad Medical School announced: “With the increase in outpatients and hospitalizations due to Coronavirus in Khorasan Razavi Province, the number of patients in the ICU increased by more than 73%.”

Yesterday, ISNA quoted the head of Kermanshah Health Center as saying: “COVID positive cases have increased by about 80% compared to late June. Death has also increased in recent days, but fatalities will increase significantly in the coming weeks.”

According to ISNA, Tabriz Medical School announced: “More than 52 percent of the samples taken are positive, whereas it did not even reach 5% in the past. The more samples we take, the more positive cases are identified.”

ISNA, citing West Azerbaijan’s Medical School, announced: “58 percent of the Coronavirus tests were positive, which indicates an increasing trend in the number of patients. The number of outpatients, hospitalizations, and deaths in the province is absolutely on the rise.”

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

July 31, 2022