COVID-19 recoveries continue upward move in Turkey

More than 1,286 people recover from disease in past 24 hours, total tally nears 123,000

Gozde Bayar and Fahri Aksut   | 27.05.2020
COVID-19 recoveries continue upward move in Turkey


Proving success in its fight against coronavirus, Turkey is recording more and more recoveries from COVID-19, according to the Health Ministry data revealed on Wednesday.

The number of patients who recovered from the disease climbed to 122,793, as 1,286 more were discharged from hospitals over the past day, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter, sharing the latest official coronavirus figures.

A total of 1,035 new cases were reported in the country, bringing the total to 159,797, Koca added.

The death toll from the outbreak rose to 4,431 as the country reported 34 new fatalities in the last 24 hours, according to the ministry data.

Health care professionals conducted 21,043 more tests for the virus, raising the overall number to over 1.89 million.

Currently, some 723 patients are being treated in intensive care, the data showed.

Since first appearing in China last December, the novel coronavirus has spread to at least 188 countries and regions.

The US, Russia, Brazil, and several European countries are currently the hardest hit in the world.

The pandemic has killed over 352,200 people worldwide, with more than 5.63 million confirmed cases, while recoveries surpassed 2.32 million, according to figures compiled by the US' Johns Hopkins University.

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