Iran’s Health Ministry spokesman has confirmed 2,080 new cases of infection with the novel coronavirus, raising the total number of cases to 141,591.
In his Wednesday briefing, Kianoush Jahanpour said 56 people have died of the virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 7,564.
The spokesman said 111,176 patients have so far recovered from the disease, and been discharged from hospital.
2,551 patients are also in severe conditions of the disease, he added.
Jahanpour noted that 856,546 COVID-19 tests have been taken across the country.