ANKARA 

Turkey has registered 3,223 more COVID-19 patients over the past 24 hours, according to figures by the Health Ministry on Sunday. 

The country’s overall COVID-19 count now stands at 414,278 cases, the data showed.

As many as 2,561 more patients also recovered during this period, bringing the tally to 353,663, while the death toll rose by 89 to reach 11,507.

Nearly 142,500 COVID-19 tests were conducted across the country, pushing the total to over 16.1 million.

The number of patients in critical condition is 3,439.

Health Minister Fahrettin Koca urged the public to follow safety measures to help curb the spread of the virus, underlining that there is a limit to the power of healthcare professionals, and the capacity of hospitals.

The novel virus has claimed more than 1.3 million lives in 191 countries and regions since last December, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University. Over 54 million people have been infected to date.

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