Sad News as COVID-19 Death Toll in Iran Surpasses 50,000
More than 50,000 people throughout 325 cities have lost their lives to COVID-19, many of which were preventable. These figures have been compiled by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) on June 7th. They contradict the regime’s official tally, which is only 8,291.
The figures for different areas are:
- 4,015 in Khuzestan,
- 1,705 in Sistan & Baluchistan,
- 1,685 in Alborz,
- 1,215 in Kermanshah,
- 985 in Kurdistan,
- 285 in Hormozgan,
- 10,400 in Tehran.
On June 6th, Iraj Harirchi, the regime’s Deputy Health Minister, commented on air on state TV saying that going on the current death toll in the end the total could reach an astounding 300,000. So far, more lives have been lost to COVID-19 than the Iran-Iraq war, but no fuss has been made.
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) June 7, 2020
The Asr-e Iran website on June 6th stated that Iran is entering the 2nd wave of COVID-19, which will result in more deaths. It said the final toll is likely to be higher than any military activity. Sadly many innocent victims in Iran can do little to protect themselves such as those held in prisons as political prisoners.
Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak in Iran, the Iranian regime has failed to take the necessary measures to attempt to contain the virus. More than 50,000 people have died across the country and the people have been left extremely vulnerable in more ways than one. Not only are they suffering from the health aspect, including seeing loved ones die, but they are also feeling the economic impact. Many are unable to work, yet they cannot afford to live without an income. As one official said recently, the hunger that has become so prevalent for many families is deadlier than the virus.
Not only has the general public been left extremely vulnerable, but the many political prisoners in Iran have been left defenseless. International organizations have drawn attention to the political prisoners that have been massively impacted by the health crisis.
Hundreds of thousands of prisoners, especially political prisoners, at risk of coronavirus in Iran.
There is serious shortage of disinfectants, and Coronavirus test kits are non-existent.#Iran#coronavirus pic.twitter.com/iim5v74EA4
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) March 12, 2020
Reports from the provinces
- In Kermanshah, the governor stated that the second wave of COVID-19 was being experienced right now and it is worse than the first.
- In Khuzestan, 875 confirmed cases have been reported in the last 24 hours bringing the total to 19,081. This is the highest number in any 24 hours since COVID-19 reached Iran.
- In the southern districts of Kerman province, it was reported yesterday that 67 people tested positive for COVID-19 and the province is short of resources to treat these new victims.
- The situation isn’t looking good in Hormozgan, where the governor reported that every hospital ICU bed was now occupied.
- Kurdistan province, specifically the cities of Sanandaj and Qarveh, which are now experiencing a 2nd peak of the virus.
According to the main opposition leader, President-elect, Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), she said these lives have been lost needlessly. She stated clearly that Iran had the resources to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic but the fatality rate was far worse than other Middle East countries. She said that the majority of these countries didn’t have the infrastructure in place to handle such a severe pandemic.
More than 49,500 people in 325 cities in all 31 provinces in #Iran have died from #COVIDー19 the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to the most recent report from the #MEKhttps://t.co/VkE2zOogUr #IRGCTerrorWithoutBorders #Iranian #coronavirus @USAdarFarsi pic.twitter.com/8YswpnrMiz
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) June 6, 2020
Maryam Rajavi: Coronavirus fatalities in Iran exceeded 50,000 – This catastrophe and such great loss of lives could have been avoided. The death toll in Iran and even the official figures could not be compared to the death toll in other countries in the Middle East.