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Turkey’s death toll from coronavirus climbed to 3,258 as the Health Ministry registered 84 more deaths in the past 24 hours. Also, 2,188 new cases were confirmed, bringing the tally to 122,392.
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said in a tweet that 53,808 people have recovered from the illness, making up 45% of the total cases reported. As of today (May 1), 4,922 people recovered, a figure more than twice the new cases registered over the past day.
In the last 24 hours, over 41,431 additional tests have been conducted, and the total number of tests exceeded 1.07 million.
After originating in China last December, COVID-19 has spread to at least 187 countries and regions. Europe and the US are currently the worst-hit regions.
The pandemic has killed nearly 233,000 people worldwide, with more than 3.27 million infections, while over 1 million patients have recovered, according to figures compiled by the US-based Johns Hopkins University.