Iran reported 141 additional fatalities due to the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, pushing the death toll in the country to 2,898, a health official said Tuesday. 

Iran’s state TV reported Kianoush Jahanpour, a spokesman for the Health Ministry, as saying that 3,111 more people have tested positive for COVID-19 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 spokesman, 3,703 patients are in critical condition.

The number of people who have undergone health screening as part of

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