Turkey registered 1,649 more COVID-19 patients and 1,391 more recoveries over the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.

Turkey’s overall count now stands at 334,031, with recoveries totaling 293,145, according to ministry data.

Some 113,102 more coronavirus tests were carried over the past 24 hours, raising the total to over 11.5 million.

The death toll from the virus reached 8,778, with 56 more fatalities.

The figures also showed that the number of patients in critical condition currently stands at 1,414, with 6.2% suffering from pneumonia this week.

“The decrease in the number of patients in critical condition is stagnating. We have to keep the number under control,” Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said in a tweet.

Across the world, COVID-19 has claimed more than 1.06 million lives in 188 countries and regions since last December.

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

Nearly 37 million cases have been reported worldwide, with recoveries now over 25.7 million, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

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