Iran: Over 98,300 Coronavirus deaths

Coronavirus Update
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) announced this afternoon, September 2, 2020, that Coronavirus has taken the lives of more than 98,300 in 410 cities across Iran.

Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus deaths in Iran have rocketed above 98,300, according to the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) on Wednesday.

Reporting by PMOI/MEKIran, August 31, 2020—Over 97,300 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 410 cities…

Posted by People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran – MEK IRAN on Monday, August 31, 2020

They provided death counts for the following provinces:

  • 23,865 in Tehran
  • 6969 in Razavi Khorasan
  • 6574 in Khuzestan
  • 4756 in Mazandaran
  • 4425 in Isfahan
  • 4300 in Lorestan
  • 4057 in Gilan
  • 2862 in East Azerbaijan
  • 2664 in West Azerbaijan
  • 2522 in Hamedan
  • 1563 in Kerman
  • 929 in Zanjan
  • 1273 in Markazi
  • 687 in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari
  • 532 in South Khorasan

This notably does not include provinces that did not update their death tolls overnight and this should be considered a minimum because of the secrecy of the regime around the coronavirus deaths. They’ve only released a death toll of 21,672.

Tehran Covid-19 Task Force chief Alireza Zali admitted Monday that the regime expects a second coronavirus wave in the autumn, following the reopening of schools and universities, as well as increased traffic in the capital. He also said that, in a single day, 2,500 people sought medical treatment for coronavirus and 24% were placed in ICUs.

The head of Khomeini Hospital in Tehran said that recently there has been an increase in seriously ill patients and deaths, while the caretaker of Alborz Medical Sciences University said that the death toll for the province was 947, with 114 people hospitalized between Monday and Tuesday.

The head of Qom Medical Sciences University said that there are 350 Covid-19 patients in the hospital; 68 in dire condition, while the spokesperson of the Yazd Medical Sciences University said that there were 193 Covid-19 patients hospitalized in Yazd province; 61 of whom were in the ICU.

Mostafa Moein, former minister of sciences and current head of the Supreme Medical Apparatus Council, said: “One of the reasons the number of medical staff dying in Iran is higher than the global average is the lack of initial protection provided for these medical professionals.

This indicates the lack of a comprehensive national agenda and failure to prioritize the distribution of resources and safety equipment when addressing incidents, accidents, and viral and microbe epidemics.

Delay in defining the transfer of the novel coronavirus to the country, or denial in this regard due to various reservations… is among the other weaknesses that are worth noting and of great importance… The Covid-19 pandemic crisis has to this day been used to keep a lid on the society’s demands.”

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI): The endurance and steadfastness of women political prisoners in the clerical regime’s dungeons in Iran are admirable. They are deprived of the minimum living, health, and medical provisions despite the coronavirus pandemic.