The Ministry of Public Health on Tuesday reported 1,045 new positive cases of COVID-19 out of 3,614 samples tested in the last 24 hours.
This is the second-highest number of reported cases in a 24-hour period since the coronavirus was first reported in the country in February 2020.
The ministry also reported 33 deaths in the past 24 hours, which is the highest number of reported deaths in a 24-hour period since the outbreak began.
The ministry also reported 112 recoveries from COVID-19 in the same period.
The cumulative total of known COVID-19 cases is 74,026, the total number of reported deaths is 3,007, and the total number of recoveries is 57,742.
So far, 477,746 samples have been tested in government centers and there are 12,652 known active COVID-19 cases in the country, data by the ministry indicates.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the number of deaths from COVID-19 globally is more than 3,550,979 and the number of known global coronavirus cases is 170,749,258.