Speaking at a daily press conference on Tuesday, Sima Sadat Lari put the death toll from the novel coronavirus in Iran at 42,461, saying the disease has taken the lives of 482 patients over the past 24 hours.
She also noted that at least 570,774 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across the country.
The number of people tested positive for COVID-19 infection in Iran has risen to 788,473 following the detection of 13,352 new cases since Monday noon, the spokeswoman added.
Among those undergoing treatment in medical centers at present, 5,691 patients have critical health conditions because of more severe infection, Lari noted.
She went on to say that more than 5,586,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.
The number of people infected with COVID-19 across the world has surpassed 55 million and the death toll has exceeded 1.33 million.