Almost 1,200 people recovered from the novel coronavirus in Turkey over the past 24 hours, said the country’s health minister on Sunday.

Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter that overall recoveries from the virus now climbed to 180,680 out of 205,758 total cases, which means that there are currently few than 20,000 active cases in the country.

The country’s death toll from the coronavirus also rose to 5,225, with 19 new fatalities reported over the last 24 hours.

The overall count of COVID-19 tests rose to some 3.63 million with over 46,400 new tests conducted on Sunday.

Since it originated in China last December, more than 11.3 million COVID-19 cases have been reported worldwide so far, with recoveries topping 6.11 million, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University. The global death toll currently stands at over 531,000.

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