By Seda Sevencan and Gozde Bayar
ANKARA (AA) - Turkey registered 31,923 more coronavirus infections, including 6,690 symptomatic cases, over the past 24 hours, according to Health Ministry data released Wednesday.
The new symptomatic cases raised the overall patient count 513,656.
As many as 4,821 patients recovered over the past day, bringing the tally to 414,141, while the death toll rose to 14,129.
More than 183,600 COVID-19 tests were conducted across the country in the said period, pushing the total to over 18.95 million.
The number of patients in critical condition now stands at 5,502.
The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed more than 1.48 million lives in 191 countries and regions since last December.
Over 64.05 million cases have been reported worldwide, with more than 41.19 million recoveries, according to figures compiled by the US' Johns Hopkins University.
While the US, India, and Brazil remain the worst-hit countries in terms of the number of cases, Europe is in the grip of a devastating second wave of infections.