MEK Iran: COVID-19 Death Total Climbs Past 53,600
At least 53,600 people in 334 cities in all 31 provinces in Iran have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, according to a report released Friday by the (PMOI / MEK Iran). The number of fatalities by province include:
- Tehran: 10,920
- Khuzestan: 4,395
- Isfahan: 3,050
- Lorestan: 1,925
- East Azerbaijan: 1,825
- West Azerbaijan: 1,515
- Kermanshah: 1,435
- Fars: 1,130
This is in addition to reports from other provinces.
People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran #PMOI #MEK #Iran) has reported that 53200 people have died after contracting #Coronavirus Every single one of Iran’s 31provinces has been affectedhttps://t.co/8XnhSnVErj #IRGCTerrorWithoutBorders #Iranian @USAdarFarsi #MullahCovidHolocaust pic.twitter.com/y3nhTXEz3w
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) June 19, 2020
The Iranian regime reported 2,615 confirmed new cases, 2,833 intensive care admissions, and 120 new confirmed COVID-19 deaths to world health authorities on Friday.
MEK sources and eyewitnesses in East Azerbaijan Province report a dramatic increase in coronavirus deaths in the city of Tabriz. Locals say that more than 100 COVID-19 related deaths occurred in the city on Wednesday alone. On Tuesday, June 16, the state-run Razavi news agency quoted the Health Deputy of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, who stated, “In recent weeks East Azerbaijan Province has often been in a red status… The cities of Ahar, Bonab, Mianeh, Heris, Harand, Shabestar, Hashtrood, and Tabriz have the highest number of virus infections with respect to their population.”
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) June 19, 2020
On Thursday, the head of Ajabshir’s healthcare network told the Asr-e Iran website, “In recent days, 20 members of a family have been tested for Coronavirus, and 18 of them were positive.”
Conditions have worsened in Khorasan Razavi Province, according to doctors tasked with treating coronavirus patients. They have reported more than 3,000 new cases in the province and 180 deaths over the past ten days. Eyewitnesses in Mashhad told the MEK that all 100 patients in a clinic were tested for coronavirus on Sunday, June 14. 50 tested positive and another 40 were suspected of having the virus. 19 people in the city of Quchan have died from coronavirus in the past few days.
Khuzestan has been one of the regions hit hardest by the second wave of coronavirus infections. On Friday, a spokesman for the National Coronavirus Combat Taskforce (NCCT) in Khuzestan told the state-run IRNA, “Khuzestan has been in a red state for a month now, and in recent days the number of patients has dramatically increased.”
The head of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences reported that the explosion of infections has created a shortage of beds in intensive care units, with no remaining ICU beds in the cities of Dezful or Abadan, according to the state-run ISNA.
On Friday, the secretary of the regime’s Coronavirus Task Force said, “The number of people with Coronavirus in the province has increased by more than 90% in 9 days. The number of deaths has increased by 66 percent and the number of hospitalized patients has increased by 170 percent… The number of patients in Bandar Ganaveh is increasing every day, and as a result, the number of hospitalized and dead has increased,” according to the state-run Javan news site.
In Kurdistan Province, regime officials have blamed the crisis on the people and taken little action to deliver medical assistance. On Thursday, the Deputy of Majlis (regime’s Parliament) for Saqez and Baneh expressed frustration to state-run news. “The indifference of the officials of Kurdistan Province in the last ten days of May and also the lack of proper supervision in the province has caused the situation of Coronavirus in Kurdistan to reach a critical state,” he said. “The story is being repeated, and there is no practical action. Officials and authorities of Kurdistan Province continue to blame the consequences of their inactions on people, and people are very concerned.”
Sistan and Baluchestan
The President of Zahedan University of Medical Sciences expressed concern about the worsening state of affairs in Sistan and Baluchestan Province on Friday. “It is likely that the increasing trend of the Coronavirus patients will continue daily for the next 25 days. The situation has become critical, and 11 new patients have died in the past 24 hours,” he said according to the state-run ISNA.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi is the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI): Facing such major crises, Khamenei and Rouhani tried to use the coronavirus to overshadow the public’s outrage, as well as their regional and international failures.
Iran: Coronavirus Death Toll in 334 Cities Exceeds 53,600
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Friday, June 19, 2020, that the #Coronavirus deaths in 334 cities across #Iran have increased to 53,600. #COVID19 https://t.co/QNwBO1uw7N
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) June 19, 2020