Iran reported 141 new fatalities due to the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, pushing the death toll nationwide to 2,898, according to Iran’s Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour.
The country confirmed 3,111 cases of infection in the past 24 hours, bringing the total infections to 44,606.
He said 14,656 patients infected with the virus have so far recovered and been discharged from hospitals.
According to the spokesperson, 3,753 patients are in critical condition.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) emerged in late 2019 in China’s Hubei province, and the virus has spread to 200 countries and territories since then.
To date, COVID-19 cases surpassed 789,000 globally, resulting in more than 38,000 deaths.
On February 11, the WHO officially named the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as COVID-19, and on March 11, declared it a pandemic.