Exclusive: Regime of Iran announces half of coronavirus deaths, third of patients
After reviewing the information from within Iran’s Ministry of Health, Iran International has discovered that the national coronavirus task force has tried to hide the second wave of COVID-19 deaths by manipulating the official numbers.
The data shows that the officially reported number of coronavirus patients is a third of the real number and the number of victims is almost half the actual deaths.
According to the reports, until Tuesday, April 14, COVID-19 deaths have reached 6,946. The officials have reported 4683 deaths in the media. However, according to Iran International’s reliable medical sources from Iran, the death toll is at 9,770.
Also, based on the report, the number of coronavirus patients was at least 238,000 until Tuesday. The official number reported in the Iranian media is 74,877.
The stats show that the number of cases has been increasing by three percent, and the number of deaths by three to six percent.
The official numbers announced by the government have been questioned by many senior officials of the Islamic Republic. On Wednesday, Alireza Raisi, the Deputy Minister of Health also stated: “Certainly the real number is higher than the official number.
The Medical Organization of Iran also released a statement on Tuesday saying there is a huge difference between the official number of cases and the reality in the field.