Turkey records 1,721 new coronavirus infections
Turkish health authorities on Thursday registered 1,721 more cases of the novel coronavirus and 1,241 recoveries in the past 24 hours.
"LET'S STAND WITH OUR HEALTH WORKERS BY COMPLYING WITH MEASURES"
The country's tally of coronavirus infections reached 309,790, including 271,964 recoveries, according to the data released by the Health Ministry. With 74 more fatalities, the death toll climbed to 7,785 in Turkey, which entered the "new normal" period in June.
Over 113,310 additional coronavirus tests were conducted by health professionals, bringing the total to 9.72 million.
"The number of patients in critical condition rose to 1,573," Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter. Koca noted that the pneumonia rate continued to decrease on Thursday, inching down to 6.6%.
"Let's stand with our health workers by complying with measures," he said, urging people to follow rules on hygiene, mask-wearing and social distance.