ANKARA

The tally of coronavirus infections globally has exceeded 3.3 million on Friday, according to US-based Johns Hopkins University.

The university’s data showed that the number of virus-linked deaths reached 235,290, while the number of people who recovered climbed to nearly 1.04 million.

The US is the hardest-hit country with the highest number of infections and deaths — nearly 1.1 million and nearly 63,000, respectively.

Italy has the second-highest death toll with 28,236. Spain has the second-highest cases — over 213,435.

The virus was first detected in Wuhan, China late December.

Despite the rising number of cases, most who contract the virus suffer mild symptoms before making a recovery.

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