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Turkey reports 30,100+ new COVID-19 cases

190 more virus-related deaths, 4,593 recoveries also registered over past 24 hours, according to Health Ministry

Dilan Pamuk and Ali Murat Alhas   | 01.12.2020
Turkey reports 30,100+ new COVID-19 cases


Turkey registered 30,110 more coronavirus infections, including 6,101 symptomatic cases, over the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry data released Tuesday.

The new symptomatic cases raised the overall patient count to 506,966.

As many as 4,593 patients recovered over the past day, bringing the tally to 409,320, while the death toll rose by 190 to reach 13,936.

More than 180,312 COVID-19 tests were conducted across the country in the said period, pushing the total to over 18.77 million.

The number of patients in critical condition now stands at 5,303.

"We should not forget that precautions, whether obligatory or voluntary, save lives," Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter, urging the public to follow COVID-19 measures and to stay at home.

The pandemic has claimed more than 1.47 million lives in 191 countries and regions since last December, according to the US' Johns Hopkins University.

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