COVID-19 cases have increased in four provinces in Iran, especially in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, Iranian health officials said today.
Iraj Harirchi, Iran’s Deputy Health Minister, said that COVID-19 cases in Khuzestan have exceeded the national average adding that infections were increasing in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, the southern province of Hormozgan, the western province of Kermanshah and the northern province of Mazandaran.
He did not announce the separate number of infections for each province.
In an interview with state-run TV, Harirchi said that provincial officials should implement limitations with consideration for conditions in each region.
Qasem Janbabaie, the Assistant Head of Treatment at the Health Ministry also said today that conditions in Khuzestan were “disturbing”.
The Spokesperson of the Health Ministry said today that 7,627 people had died from the virus across Iran. The Health Ministry refuses to provide separate figures for each province.
Iranians and many regime officials have questioned the Health Ministry’s figures.
According to the National Council of Resistance of Iran, an opposition group that provides daily COVID-19 stats, 47,500 Iranians have died in 323 cities from the virus. The group said that 3,550 people had passed away only in Khuzestan Province.