ANKARA

The global coronavirus recoveries exceeded the 1.5 million mark on Wednesday, according to a running tally by the US-based Johns Hopkins University.

The university’s data showed a total of 1,502,620 people won their battle against the pandemic. The number of cases reached 4,278,180 while 292,316 deaths were recorded.

The US has the highest number of recoveries with 230,287, followed by Germany with 148,700 and Spain with 138,980.

But the US continues to be the worst-hit country, with the highest numbers of infections and deaths — over 1.37 million cases and over 82,389 fatalities.

While the UK has the second highest death toll with 32,769, Russia is the second country recording the highest cases with 242,271.

China, where the virus emerged in December, has registered over 84,018 cases with a death toll of 4,637. Those figures continue to raise questions in and outside China.

Overall, the virus has spread to 187 countries since it first emerged in China in December.

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

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