ANKARA: More than 250,000 people have recovered from the novel coronavirus globally, according to the US-based Johns Hopkins University.
China has the highest number of recovered people with 77,207.
Outside of China, the total number of recovered people is 38,080 in Spain, 26,400 in Germany, 20,996 in Italy, 19,736 in Iran, 15,574 in France, 15,021 in the US 6,463 in South Korea, 6,415 in Switzerland, 1,005 in Malaysia, 215 in the UK, and 786 in Turkey, the university data showed.
Since appearing in Wuhan, China, last December, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 182 countries and regions.
Pakistan, despite its close proximity with China, remained coronavirus-free until February 26 when a young man from Karachi tested positive after returning from Iran – one of the worst-hit countries.
After a brief hiatus following the first case, COVID-19 cases spiked as more pilgrims returning from Iran tested positive for the virus.
The nationwide tally of COVID-19 patients soared past 3,000 with 1,196 cases in Punjab, 881 in Sindh, 372 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 189 in Balochistan, 206 in Gilgit Baltistan, 78 in Islamabad, and 14 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The virus has claimed over 45 lives while at least 175 patients have recovered.
The data shows more than 1.2 million people have been infected, while the death toll exceeds 65,000 across the world.