Over 165,200 Deaths

MEK Iran: Coronavirus health crisis update, More than 173,900 deaths

Over 165,200 Deaths

The COVID-19 has taken the lives of over 173,900 people throughout Iran, according to the Iranian opposition (PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI).

The number of deaths due to COVID-19 in Iran is rising by the hundreds every day. The situation is continuing to spiral out of control, yet we still see the Iranian government failing to take concrete action and failing to pay attention to the advice provided by medical and health experts.

The Iranian regime is reporting that the official death toll is 48,628. However, the death toll reported by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), and the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), is 173,900 – almost four times that reported by the regime.

The (PMOI / MEK Iran) has been instrumental in keeping count of the death toll, liaising with health officials in every single province, and compiling data that is much more realistic than that compiled by the regime.

More than 42,901 people have died in Tehran alone, with several other provinces having a death toll of around 10,000 marks.

Health Minister Saied Namaki spoke on state television about the health crisis just a few days ago, saying that the virus has mutated in a unique way and that its “characteristics have changed and become very contagious”.

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Health said that the situation in the province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmed is very concerning because the amount of people being hospitalized is higher than the country-wide average. They said that there are currently 36.6 people per 100,000 requiring hospitalization.

The dean of West Azarbaijan Medical Sciences University said a couple of days ago that 23 people had died in a 24 hour period after contracting COVID-19 and that there are a total of 1,202 people in hospital. Of these, 187 are in the intensive care unit (ICU) with 73 requiring a ventilator.

The dean of Zahedan Medical Sciences University in the province of Sistan and Baluchistan has said that 65 percent of the beds allocated to Coronavirus patients are already occupied and that in the past seven to 10 days there has been a massive increase in the number of people requiring hospitalization. The dean said that it is expected that the number of people dying over the next week or two will continue to rise.

The spokesperson for the Isfahan Medical Sciences University has said that over the previous 24 hours there have been 37 deaths because of COVID-19. Of the 1,659 people currently hospitalized, there are 373 in the ICU. The spokesperson emphasized that these statistics are very worrying because it indicates the critical situation the province is in.

Nurses, doctors, and other medical staff across the country are feeling the strain. They are extremely exhausted because of the physical and mental pressure they are being put under.

To make the situation worse, measures that are supposed to ease the pressure on the hospitals and staff have not materialized. A senior medical officer in the province of Khorasan said on Sunday that payments and benefits owed to nurses are months overdue, with many still waiting on payments due last year.

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