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Turkey reports over 400,000 coronavirus recoveries

Health Ministry figures show 185 new COVID-19 fatalities, with over 29,200 new infections registered over past 24 hours

Jeyhun Aliyev and Ahmet Gencturk   | 29.11.2020
Turkey reports over 400,000 coronavirus recoveries


Turkey on Sunday reported a total of 400,242 coronavirus recoveries with 4,015 new additions over the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry data.

The country registered 29,281 more COVID-19 infections, including 6,439 symptomatic cases, over the past day, the ministry figures showed.

The new symptomatic cases raised the overall count to 494,351.

The count of fatalities rose by 185, bringing the country's death toll to 13,558.

More than 168,200 coronavirus tests were conducted across the country since Saturday, bringing the total to over 18.41 million.

The number of patients in critical condition now stands at 5,011.

"The number of seriously ill patients continues to increase. Support our health care professionals who efficiently bear this burden. Add strength to this fight by better following the measures," Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter.

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed more than 1.45 million lives in 191 countries and regions since last December.

Over 62.44 million cases have been reported worldwide, with more than 39.97 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.​​​​​​​

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