ANKARA

Turkey reported 1,429 more patients of the novel coronavirus and 1,182 recoveries over the past 24 hours, the country’s Health Ministry said on Sunday.

The overall patient count now stands at 324,443, with recoveries totaling 285,050, according to ministry data.

Some 104,402 more COVID-19 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours, bringing the overall tally to over 10.8 million.

The death toll from the virus reached 8,441, with 57 more fatalities.

On Twitter, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca reiterated the importance of following measures introduced to curb the outbreak.

The figures also showed that the number of patients in critical condition now stands at 1,475, while 6.4% suffer from pneumonia.

Across the world, COVID-19 has claimed more than a million lives in 188 countries and regions since last December.

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

Nearly 35 million cases have been reported worldwide, with recoveries surpassing 24.3 million, according to figures compiled by the US-based Johns Hopkins University.

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