With the deaths of 674 people on Sunday, August 22, the number of COVID-19 victims in the Iranian month of Mordad (July 23–August 22) came to an official total of 13,975. This brings the number of COVID-19 victims officially recorded across the country since the beginning of the pandemic to 101,354, as represented in an ISNA (Iranian Students’ News Agency) infographic. According to an IRNA (Islamic Republic News Agency) report, Monday, which was the first day of the Iranian month of Shahrivar, saw a death toll of 610 people, with conditions still dire in cities including Tehran and Mashhad. Asr-e Iran reports that employees at Tehran’s Behesht-e Zahra cemetery are having to work triple shifts to bury all of the COVID-19 victims.

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