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Iran coronavirus update: Over 159,000 deaths, nearly 39,000 in Tehran alone

Iran coronavirus update: Over 159,000 deaths, nearly 39,000 in Tehran alone


Iran, November 18, 2020—Over 159,000 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 465 cities checkered across all of Iran’s 31 provinces, as of Wednesday afternoon local time, November 18. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 42,941, nearly a fourth of the actual figure.

The coronavirus death toll in various provinces include: 38,941 in Tehran, 8955 in Isfahan, 6705 in Lorestan, 6540 in Qom, 6472 in Mazandaran, 5969 in East Azerbaijan, 5496 in in Gilan, 5328 in West Azerbaijan, 4357 in Fars, 4310 in Alborz, 3478 in Kermanshah, 3018 in Markazi (Central), 2850 in Kurdistan, 2767 in Yazd, 2704 in Kerman, 1760 in Ardabil, 1628 in Qazvin, 1500 in Zanjan, 1485 in Ilam, 1416 in South Khorasan, and 1114 in Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmed. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.

Infographic-Over 159,000 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI/MEK sources

Infographic-Over 159,000 dead of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Iran-Iran Coronavirus Death Toll per PMOI/MEK sources

“There are various remarks regarding the stats. Some increase in numbers could be due to chronic illnesses, including heart disease. However, people can get the numbers from the cemeteries and maybe on some days that the numbers are high, the general number of deaths, and suspected and possible daily Covid-19 deaths could reach four digits,” said the spokesperson for the regime’s Health Ministry on Wednesday. “We do not announce the number of possible or suspicious cases on a daily basis. The number of confirmed cases based on PCR tests are most likely higher. We are not seeking to hide any stats and with each passing day the precision in our stats increase. Around 50 percent of our Covid-19 patients hospitalized in ICUs are dying. Four of every 10,000 cases are contracting the virus for a second time,” she added, according to the regime’s official IRNA news agency.