Some 483 people in Iran have died as a result of the coronavirus disease over the past 24 hours, Iranian Health Ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on Tuesday.
Sadat Lari added that 45,738 citizens have passed away from coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country so far.
She pointed out that 617,715 people out of a total of 880,542 people infected with the deadly virus have recovered and been discharged from hospitals.
The official noted that 13,721 new infected cases have been detected in Iran, some 2,801 of whom have been hospitalized, over the past 24 hours.
Some 5,824 other COVID-19 patients are in critical condition and being treated in intensive care units, the spokeswoman said.
She added that 5,871,098 tests have so far been carried out in Iran.
The outbreak of dangerous coronavirus (COVID-19) has been affecting the world for a number of months requiring a collective campaign of the international community to thwart the threat posed to humanity by the pandemic.