Iraq reported nearly 3,300 additional cases of the novel coronavirus and 50 deaths Thursday.

The nationwide death toll stands at 11,532, according to the Health Ministry.

A total of 3,298 infections raised the case count to 511,806, while the number of recoveries has reached 439,228.

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed over 1.28 million lives in 191 countries and regions since last December.

The US, India, Brazil and Russia are currently the worst-hit countries.

More than 52.3 million cases have been reported worldwide, while an excess of 34 million patients have recovered, according to figures compiled by US-based Johns Hopkins University.

* Writing by Zehra Nur Duz in Ankara.

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