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Turkey reports over 1,700 new coronavirus cases

More than 1,200 patients win battle against virus over past 24 hours, according to Health Ministry

Erdoğan Çağatay Zontur,Jeyhun Aliyev   | 14.09.2020
Turkey reports over 1,700 new coronavirus cases

ANKARA 

Turkey reported 1,716 more cases of the novel coronavirus and 1,225 recoveries on Monday.

"There is no slowing down in the transmission rate of the disease," Turkey's Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter.

The country's overall infection count now stands at 292,878, including 260,058 recoveries, according to the Health Ministry’s data.

The death toll from pandemic in Turkey rose to 7,119, with 63 new fatalities reported since Sunday.

A total of 112,563 more coronavirus tests were conducted over the past 24 hours, pushing the total up to over 8.63 million.

The number of patients in critical condition now stands at 1,301, the data showed.

"We cannot fight one by one, but together we can win," Koca said, and urged people to follow the protective measures to fight the virus in unity.

Of those infected, 7.1% suffer from pneumonia, showed the ministry figures.

Across the world, COVID-19 has claimed over 925,200 lives in 188 countries and regions since last December.

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

More than 29 million cases have been reported worldwide, with recoveries exceeding 19.67 million, according to figures compiled by the US’ Johns Hopkins University.

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