Turkey on Thursday reported 7,909 new coronavirus cases, including 627 symptomatic patients, according to data released by the Health Ministry.

The country’s case count topped 2.5 million, while nationwide fatalities reached 26,467, with 113 deaths over the past day.

With 8,815 more patients winning the battle against the virus, the total number of recoveries in the country rose to over 2.39 million.

Over 30.2 million coronavirus tests have been administered to date in Turkey, including 145,067 in the past 24 hours.

The latest figures also show that the number of COVID-19 patients in critical condition stands at 1,501.

The pandemic has so far claimed more than 2.27 million lives in 192 countries and regions since it emerged in December 2019, according to the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

More than 104.5 million cases and over 58.12 million recoveries have been reported worldwide.

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