ISTANBUL 

Saudi Arabia reported over 1,000 more coronavirus cases on Friday.

According to the Health Ministry, 1,069 more people tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, raising the overall count to 312,924.

At least 28 more fatalities move the death toll up to 3,813, while the number of recoveries stands at 287,403.

The pandemic has claimed more than 832,400 lives in 188 countries and regions since last December.

Almost 24.5 million cases have been reported globally, with recoveries exceeding 16 million, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

* Writing by Zehra Nur Duz

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