Islamic Republic Ministry of Health added 63 new cities to the list of 169 in “red” status, totaling 232 in all 31 provinces. Delta (Indian) variant is ravaging through Iran, hospitals are full across the country, including field hospitals outside main campuses. However, Islamic Republic officials have done nothing to help the situation, but their actions and empty promises have exacerbated the COVID-19 crisis in Iran since it began 17 months ago. Constant lies, hiding and manipulating stats, holding religious gatherings, banning reliable vaccines and ineffective unproven “domestic” vaccines comprise the tip of the regime’s mismanagement iceberg.
Tehran, capital of the country, is closed down and so is the government, leaving everything to miracles and chance! Meanwhile, political prisoners are in imminent danger of losing their lives in horrifying situation of Islamic Republic prisons. In addition to male prisoners, an outbreak in female prisons was reported days ago. Today, it was confirmed that more cases have been found in the female ward of Evin prison in Tehran, including Nahid Taghavi, the German-Iranian citizen who has been taken hostage by the regime and has not been charged yet after more than 4months in prison.
While Deputy Health Minister admitted to not delivering on their vaccination promises, FDA Spokesman added another promise on top, although unlike last time, Jahanpur did not offer a certain timeline. He claimed more vaccines are to arrive from Japan and China “soon”, which are already delayed. Chief of Staff Vaezi had promised 1.5million vaccines will be imported every week in addition to 2.9m from Japan!
On the other hand, Ministry of Health Spokesperson did not announce the number of vaccine administrations in the past 24 hours and cited “changes and upgrades to the system” as the reason. Sima Sadat Lari presented her daily manipulated data which according to Iran Medical Board, are at least 3 times less than the real numbers. She claimed 213 died of COVID-19 in Iran in the past 24 hours and 27,379 tested positive for the novel coronavirus. As seen on the graphs, daily PCR tests continue to decline while active and critical cases soar. Delta variant breaks the positivity rate record again by reaching 38.09%.
Total: 3,603,527 (+27,379)
Dead: 87,837 (+213)
Critical: 4,518 (+96)
Active Cases: 329,744 (+10,054)
Tests: 25,262,349 (30.0% of the population, assuming each test was performed on 1 person)