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Turkey: Death toll from coronavirus rises to 2,259

Country registers 4,611 more coronavirus cases, raising tally to 95,591 says Turkish Health Ministry

Faruk Zorlu   | 21.04.2020
Turkey: Death toll from coronavirus rises to 2,259


Turkey on Tuesday confirmed 119 more fatalities from the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, bringing the toll to 2,259.

The total number of registered coronavirus cases surged to 95,591, as 4,611 more people tested positive for the virus, the Health Ministry said on Twitter.

So far, a total of 14,918 patients have been discharged from hospitals after recovering from the virus, with 1,488 discharged on Tuesday alone, the ministry added. 

A total of 39,429 tests were conducted over the past 24 hours, with the total reaching 713,409.

After originating in China last December, COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, has spread to at least 185 countries and regions across the world. Europe and the U.S. are currently the worst-hit regions.

The pandemic has killed over 171,800 people, with total infections exceeding 2.5 million, while nearly 660,000 have recovered from the disease, according to figures compiled by the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.

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