Iraq reported more than 3,500 cases of the novel coronavirus and 56 more deaths on Friday.

The nationwide death toll now stands at 10,142, according to the Health Ministry.

A total of 3,501 more infections raised the overall case count to 420,303, while the number of recoveries has reached 353,962, the ministry said.

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed more than 1.1 million lives in 188 countries and regions since last December.

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

More than 39.06 million cases have been reported worldwide, while over 26.95 million patients have recovered, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

*Writing by Zehra Nur Duz in Ankara.

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