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COVID-19: Turkey reports over 1,000 more recoveries

More than 96,000 diagnostic tests conducted in past day, says health minister

Faruk Zorlu   | 06.09.2020
COVID-19: Turkey reports over 1,000 more recoveries

ANKARA

Over 1,000 more patients in Turkey recovered from the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, the country's health minster announced on Sunday.

Citing Health Ministry data, Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter that 1,013 more patients regained health, pushing the total recoveries to 251,105.

A total of 1,578 new virus cases were also registered, taking the caseload to 279,806.

The virus-linked death toll in the country, meanwhile, rose to 6,673 as 53 more people succumbed to the disease.

The highest weekly increase in the number of virus infections was seen in Van, Karaman, Erzincan, Cankiri, and Kayseri provinces, according to Koca.

As many as 96,842 diagnostic tests were conducted in the past 24 hours, taking the total to over 7.77 million.

The number of patients in critical condition stands at 1,102.

Meanwhile, nearly 40% of people who were infected with the virus over the past month are between ages of 20-40, Koca said.

The same age group also constitutes 11% of patients with pneumonia, he added.

The virus has claimed over 880,000 lives in 188 countries and regions since originating in China last December, according to the US' Johns Hopkins University.

Nearly 27 million infections have been reported worldwide, with recoveries exceeding 18 million.

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

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