MEK Iran: Coronavirus Update
The number of victims across Iran
The number of victims in Tehran has reached 77,086, Isfahan 22,380, Khuzestan 21,016, Khorasan Razavi 20,105, East Azerbaijan 13,263, Lorestan 12,820, West Azerbaijan 12,188, Fars 11,177, Alborz 9,418, Sistan and Baluchestan 8,701, Kerman 7,873, Central Province 6,793, Kermanshah 6,288, Yazd 5,572, Hormozgan 5,305, Bushehr 3,714, Ilam 3,466.
Increased daily hospitalization and deaths
Head of the Infectious Diseases Department of Mofid Children’s Hospital said: “At present, the pediatric wards are full of COVID-19 patients, and we are facing a shortage of empty beds,”.
From July 1 to 15, the number of new COVID-19 patients has increased daily by 65.3%, hospitalization by 63.5%, and deaths by 60%. (ISCA news agency, July 16, 2021)
Taxi Drivers Union
The director-general of the Urban Taxi Drivers Union said: “Since the beginning of this pandemic to this day 10,000 taxi drivers have contracted coronavirus and more than 700 have lost their lives,”. (ISNA news agency, July 16, 2021)
Alborz University of Medical Sciences spokesperson said: “With the increase of COVID-19 hospitalization cases, we suffer from a shortage of hospital beds and should gradually use other wards for COVID-19 patients,”. (Fars news agency, July 16, 2021)
Mashhad University of Medical Sciences spokesperson said: “We are moving towards the peak of the fifth COVID-19 outbreak. The number of patients admitted daily has reached 292,”. (ISCA, July 16, 2021)
Iranshahr University of Medical Sciences spokesperson said: “With a population of 1.3 million covered under these university hospitals, the number of hospital beds dedicated is 0.6 per thousand people,”. (Tasnim news agency, July 16, 2021)
Maryam Rajavi message
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), repeated her condolences on the staggering COVID-19 death toll in Sistan and Baluchestan and called for nationwide support for the victims. She emphasized that Khamenei had not given up on the strategy of mass human casualties to prevent the uprising.
Otherwise, most of the fatalities could have been prevented. Transportation and rallies and the forced queuing of people outside polling stations during the election masquerade were clear examples of the violation of all COVID-19 preventive health protocols. The crime the regime leaders have committed, causing large-scale human casualties, is a crime against humanity.
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