0555 GMT July 02, 2020
Kianoush Jahanpour said at a press conference that the number of people tested positive for COVID-19 across the country has risen to 141,591 following the detection of 2,080 new cases since Tuesday noon.
He also noted that 111,176 patients have recovered from coronavirus infection so far and have been discharged from the hospital.
According to Jahanpour, the coronavirus death toll in Iran now stands at 7,564 following the death of 56 patients over the past 24 hours.
Among those undergoing treatment in hospital at present, 2,551 patients have critical health conditions, he said.
He also noted that more than 856,000 coronavirus diagnostic tests have been carried out in Iran so far.
Over 5,688,000 people have been infected with COVID-19 globally, and the death toll has exceeded 352,000.
Iran has allowed a phased reopening of its economy and gradual relaxation of restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus since early April.
On Tuesday, Deputy Health Minister Mohsen Farhadi said all restaurants can resume their activities while observing certain health protocols set by the Health Ministry.
Museums and historical sites across the country reopened on Sunday, while holy shrines opened their doors to the people on Monday.
Iran has already lifted a ban on inter-city trips and malls, with large shopping centers resuming activities.
All government employees working from home must return to their offices on May 30.
The country suspended economic, sports and cultural activities in early March, following reports of the first coronavirus cases on February 19, when it announced its first two deaths.
IRNA and Tasnim news agencies contributed to this story.