Sources from within Iranian hospitals believe that a minimum of 200 fatalities has occurred in Iran since the outbreak of CoVid-19; The US is offering help despite previous sanctions.
Several sources from within hospital(s) inside of Iran are claiming that the death toll from the coronavirus is being highly underreported by the Iranian government. While Iran has officially reported 34 deaths after eight more were announced on Friday, the numbers compiled by individuals inside of the hospital(s) exceeds 200.
Additionally, Iran has confirmed 143 new cases of the virus as of Friday. The majority of the fatalities have come from the capital city of Tehran as well as Qom, where the virus first came on the scene in Iran.
Despite the economically crippling sanctions the United States has implemented on Iran, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced, “We have made offers to the Islamic Republic of Iran to help. Their healthcare infrastructure is not robust and, to date, their willingness to share information about what’s really going on inside… Iran has not been robust.” Unfortunately, Iran dismissed this offer of help as nothing by a political stunt.
Furthermore, several key Iranian officials have now contracted the virus, some of whom have been in extremely close proximity to the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani this week.