Al-Ahwaz medical sources reported 2,300 cases of Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours in northern Ahwaz.
The sources added, among the total number of cases reported, almost 1,000 of them were recorded in Ahwaz city, the capital, resulting in a catastrophic situation in the city’s hospitals.
This has been amid the sources’ indication of the fourth wave of the virus outbreak in Ahwaz, in addition to recording a high level of new cases infected with the mutated strain of the Covid-19 virus.
Additionally, Mojtaba Yousefi, deputy of Ahwaz city, the capital, appointed by the occupation state, acknowledged the lack of medical teams required in the hospitals of Ahwaz, the capital.
Yousefi added that the city is witnessing a real health catastrophe due to the rapid increase in Covid-19 cases. Therefore, hospitals are facing tremendous difficulties in receiving new critically ill patients in their intensive care units.
Activists believe that the occupation’s delay in disclosing information about the mutated strain of Covid-19 virus, has contributed to the rapid escalation of the new pandemic. And consequently heightened the level of deaths and new cases.
Meanwhile, the director of Taleghani Hospital in Abadan, Walid Kooti, appointed by the occupation, admitted that the hospital’s beds in both intensive and non-intensive care units have been fully filled with Covid-19 patients.
Kooti highlighted the increasing level of cases as well as the hospitals’ inability to receive additional patients, especially in intensive care units. Thus, this may force the health authorities to designate all hospitals affiliated with the University of Medical Sciences in Abadan for treating Covid-19 patients.
The University of Medical Sciences in the city of Tester, also confirmed the escalation in spread of virus among the city’s youth. As in recent days the city has witnessed an increasing number of cases among youth between 16 to 25 years. The university added that among the applicants undergoing the PCR tests, sixty percent of them have tested positive.
Therefore, the university has demanded the officials to necessarily impose a new curfew and to close the crossings, with the purpose of curbing the current pandemic and avoiding further spread of virus among people.