ANKARA / ISTANBUL

A total of 1,692 new coronavirus cases and 1,261 recoveries were reported in Turkey on Tuesday.

The country’s overall case count now stands at 306,302, with 269,696 recoveries, according to Health Ministry data.

A total of 114,311 more coronavirus tests were conducted over the past 24 hours, pushing the total past 9.49 million.

The death toll from the outbreak in Turkey rose to 7,639, with 65 new fatalities, said the data.

The figures also showed that the number of patients in critical condition now stands at 1,522, while 6.7% suffer from pneumonia.

“The number of patients in critical condition has reached 1,522. The decrease in the rate of pneumonia continues,” said Health Minister Fahrettin Koca on Twitter.

“Let’s support our healthcare professionals who spend day and night working for us by complying with [safety] measures. Together we will succeed,” Koca added.

Across the world, COVID-19 has claimed nearly 966,000 lives in 188 countries and regions since last December.

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

Some 31.4 million cases have been reported worldwide, with recoveries topping 21.5 million, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

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