Iran reported 117 additional fatalities due to the novel coronavirus on Monday, pushing the death toll in the country to 2, 757, a health official said on Monday.
Iran’s state TV reported Kianoush Jahanpour, a spokesman for the Health Ministry, as saying that 3,186 new cases have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total infections to 41,495.
He said 13,911 patients infected with the virus have so far recovered and been discharged from hospitals.
According to the spokesman, 3,511 patients are in critical condition.
After first appearing in Wuhan, China, last December, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 177 countries and regions, according to data compiled by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.
The data shows more than 724,000 cases have been reported worldwide so far, with the death toll above 34,000 and over 152,000 recoveries.
*Writing By Zehra Nur Duz