Iran coronavirus update: Over 524,900 deaths, several provinces reporting alarming stats
Over 524,900 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 547 cities checkered across all of Iran’s 31 provinces, according to reports tallied by the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Sunday afternoon local time, March 20. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 139,662, around a fourth of the actual figure.
The coronavirus death toll in various provinces includes 123,575 in Tehran, 41,865 in Khorasan Razavi, 36,580 in Isfahan, 31,560 in Khuzestan, 20,225 in Fars, 19,828 in West Azerbaijan, 18,680 in Mazandaran, 18,228 in East Azerbaijan, 17,955 in Gilan, 17,040 in Lorestan, 15,363 in Alborz, 14,392 in Kerman, 14,350 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 13,935 in Qom, 11,225 in Golestan, 9783 in Ha9493 in Markazi (Central), 8665 in Hormozgan, 8623 in Yazd, 8547 in Kurdistan, 6761 in Ardabil, 6753 in North Khorasan, 6298 in Qazvin, 5854 in Bushehr, 5030 in Zanjan, 4993 in Ilam, and 4736 in South Khorasan. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.
The regime’s Health Ministry announced the mullahs’ engineered Covid-19 numbers from the past 24 hours on Monday as 1256 new cases and 52 deaths. Furthermore, 1936 patients are in ICUs and 283 of the new cases have been hospitalized.
“During the past week, the numbers of deaths and those hospitalized due to coronavirus in the province of Tehran, Lorestan, Golestan, and Hamedan have been higher than the national average,” according to a Sunday report wired by the Tasnim news agency, an outlet linked to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force.
“The lifting of some restrictions led to oversimplification. Covid is still on the lookout to strike more blows and circulating in some cities,” said Alireza Zali, head of the Tehran Covid-19 Task Force on Saturday, according to the IRGC-affiliated Fars news agency.
“We currently have 390 coronavirus patients hospitalized, of which 84 are in ICUs,” said the spokesperson of the Isfahan Medical Sciences University on Saturday, according to the Mehr news agency, an outlet linked to the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).
“We should not normalize the status quo at all, and we should know that the threat of covid remains very real,” said the deputy governor of Fars province on Sunday, according to the regime’s official IRNA news agency.
“We currently have 426 coronavirus patients hospitalized, of which 74 are in ICUs,” according to a statement released on Sunday by the Shiraz Medical Sciences University regarding Fars province.
There are currently 292 coronavirus patients hospitalized in West Azerbaijan province, of which 120 are in ICUs and 32 are under ventilators, according to a Saturday report wired by the regime’s official IRIB news agency.