Friday, weekend and no press conference by Ministry of Health officials. However, Harirchi, the Deputy Health Minister, had a trip to Chabahar, south of Sistan-Baluchestan and confirmed our earlier reports about “critical situation and uptrend in Sistan-Baluchestan, Hormozgan and south of Kerman are entering the peak.” In the meantime, Kianoush Jahanpur, the Ministry’s Spokesman, announced 2,819 new cases and 50 deaths confirmed since yesterday. That’s the highest number of confirmed daily cases since April 3, a week before the country reopened.
Jahanpur also admitted to Khuzestan is still in critical condition and East&West Azerbaijan, Khorasan Razavi, Lorestan, Kurdistan, Kermanshah, Hormozgan, and Mazandaran are on “warning” situation. This is all against what they have been regurgitating for the past few WEEKS and we were reporting on the truth! The amount of cover-up is beyond any imagination. While he was mentioning all this, he continued by saying “15 provinces didn’t have any death and 5 only reported 1 each.” However, the reports published yesterday showed once more that none of these reports could be trusted.
Every news outlet has been reporting on “other news” and neglecting the human catastrophe in Iran! There are people infected and dead every day but Islamic Republic with the help of state-owned media is keeping it under wraps. COVID-19 is everywhere! Graphs, growth factors and basic reproduction rate (R0) all show the disaster. The alarming rate of increased “admissions” is another factor to consider.
Total: 146,668 (+2,819)
Dead: 7,677 (+50)
Critical: 2,547 (+4)
Admitted: 24,060 (+826)
Tests: 896,571 (Number of labs wasn’t mentioned in today’s news. Officials may have finally figured out there are discrepancies when they lie.)
Iran International Death Toll: 13,193 (Last updated on April 25)