Iran coronavirus update: Over 419,800 deaths, officials admit true death toll is 300% higher

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, September 12, 2021—Over 419,800 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, September 12. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 114,311 around a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 98,616 in Tehran, 33,225 in Razavi Khorasan, 27,710 in Isfahan, 25,751 in Khuzestan, 16,020 in Mazandaran, 15,059 in Fars, 14,983 in East Azerbaijan, , 14,798 in West Azerbaijan, 14,550 in Gilan, 14,300 in Lorestan, 12,288 in Alborz, 12,165 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 11,575 in Qom, 10,987 in Kerman,7768 in Markazi (Central), 7294 in Kermanshah, 7078 in Yazd, 6587 in Kurdistan, 5930 in Semnan, 5439 in North Khorasan, 5285 in Ardabil, 4769 in Bushehr, and 3726 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 Sunday as 487 deaths and 20,219 new cases. Furthermore, 7287 patients are in ICUs and 2747 of the new cases have been hospitalized.

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 419,800 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

Infographic-PMOI/MEK reports over 419,800 coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Iran

“The official daily death toll is equal to three airplane crashes. As confirmed by relevant officials, the true numbers are 2.5 to three times higher, and one cannot simply neglect this issue,” reads a Sunday piece published by the state-run Mardom Salari daily.

“Regarding the vaccine we said we will not use the population as lab mice, but we did so regarding medicine. We must import as long as the domestic production fails to provide the necessary volume. Why we have not is a legal issue and we need to evaluate this matter,” said the head of Tehran’s Medical Apparatus Organization on Sunday, according to the state-run Aftab News outlet.

“During the past 24 hours more than 20,000 patients sought initial medical treatment for Covid-19 symptoms. We also had 1900 people hospitalized and currently there are 2500 dire patients in ICUs,” said Alireza Zali, head of the Tehran Covid-19 Task Force on Sunday, according to the Tasnim news agency, an outlet linked to the regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force.

“The number of coronavirus deaths continues to rise,” said the director of cemeteries in Tabriz on Sunday, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

“During the past 24 hours 32 patients who had tested positive for coronavirus lost their lives. During the past 18 months this is the second time that the province’s daily death toll has been more than 30. From the beginning of this pandemic Qom’s highest daily death toll was 34 registered on September 2nd,” said the dean of Qom Medical Sciences University on Saturday, according to the regime’s official IRNA news agency.

“We have 3668 patients hospitalized, of which 513 are in ICUs. During the past 24 hours 59 patients have lost their lives,” according to a Sunday statement released by the Isfahan and Kashan Medical Sciences universities.

“We currently have 2243 patients hospitalized, of which 322 are in ICUs and 74 under ventilators,” said the dean of West Azerbaijan Medical Sciences University while emphasizing that 23 people lost their lives int the past 24 hours.

“Despite the increased number of special beds, we are still having a problem in this regard and need to add more. In Khuzestan we have had four waves of this illness while the country has had five. The first wave involved the Wuhan variant, with an average of 279 new cases per day. The second wave had an average of 188 new cases per day. The third wave, involving the UK variant, brought an average of 1579 new cases per day. And in the fourth wave we are dealing with the delta variant and an average of 2470 new cases per day. The peak of this wave was 1.5 times higher than the previous wave,” said the dean of Ahvaz Medical Sciences University on Sunday, according to the Eghtesad Online website.

“During the past 24 hours we have lost 13 coronavirus patients and 121 new patients hospitalized,” said the dean of North Khorasan Medical Sciences University on Sunday, according to the IRGC-linked Fars news agency.

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