ANKARA

Turkey’s number of ICU and ventilator patients drop, and a total of 73,285 people have recovered so far from the novel coronavirus in Turkey, including 5,119 registered on Tuesday, the country’s health minister said.

The death toll from the pandemic rose to 3,520 as Turkey saw 59 more deaths in the past 24 hours, Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter.

The country recorded 1,832 new cases, bringing the tally to 129,491, he added.

Also, over 33,283 additional tests have been conducted in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of tests so far to 1,204,421.

COVID-19 cases have been reported in 187 countries and regions since it emerged in China last December, with the US and Europe now the hardest-hit areas.

The pandemic has killed over 252,300 people, with total infections over 3.61 million, while more than 1.17 million people have recovered from the disease, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

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