Tehran: Iran reported 133 new deaths from the new coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the total number of officially confirmed deaths to 3,872.
Kianoush Jahanpour, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health, said 2089 new cases of COVID-19 infection were registered nationally in the last 24 hours.
He said at a news conference on TV that the number of confirmed cases reached 62,589.
Iran announced the first case of COVID-19 on February 19 when two people were said to have died from the disease.
According to official tolls from countries in different regions, the country is by far the worst disaster area in the Middle East pandemic. Abroad, it is speculated that the actual number of deaths and infections in the Islamic Republic may be higher.
Jahampur said that although 3,987 patients were in critical condition, rehabilitation has increased and a total of 27,039 people have left the hospital.
The spokesperson added that Iran has conducted 211,136 COVID-19 tests to date.
In order to limit the spread of this disease, the authorities have not limited the number of people, but have taken other restrictive measures, such as closing down most companies deemed unnecessary and imposing a travel ban on the intercity.
However, President Hassan Rouhani announced on Sunday that the authorities approved the resumption of certain economic activities from April 11.