Iran International sources: 428 dead from coronavirus in Iran
While the Islamic Republic officials at the Ministry of Health have reported 66 deaths from coronavirus, according to Iran International’s reliable sources, the death toll of coronavirus in Iran is at 428.
Earlier, the Dean of the University of Medical Science in Golestan province had announced that there are 594 cases of coronavirus in the province and that he had previously warned about the number of patients in the province and asked for help but the crisis in the province was ignored.
He mentioned that he and his colleagues repeatedly warned the Ministry of Health officials about the outbreak in Golestan province and said that the officials at the Ministry of Health in Tehran denied the crisis for a long time.
The dean went on to say that since February 18, over 135 test samples have been sent to Tehran but so far only 26 results have been delivered and out of those, 12 were positive with five dead and seven released from the hospital.
The Dean of the Medical Science University in Lorestan, another province of Iran where officials had denied the spread of the virus, recently announced that they have sent over 150 test samples to Tehran and so far nine have been positive with one person dead who was over 80 years old.
The representative of Ashtaneh Ashrafiyeh in the parliament, whose successor passed away from coronavirus two days ago, said the resistance by the Minister of Health against quarantining the cities is the cause of the rapid spread of the disease in the country.