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Turkey records 42 new fatalities from coronavirus

According to the official data, recoveries remain above 1,000 in past 24 hours.
31.08.2020 - 08:45

Turkey’s daily figure of coronavirus cases fell below 1,500 on Sunday, while recoveries remained above 1,000.

In a tweet, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said 1,482 more infections were recorded over the past 24 hours, raising the overall count to 268,546.

"WE CAN ONLY SUCCEED IF WE FIGHT TOGETHER"

The country's single-day figure had been above 1,500 for the past two days.

Recoveries increased by 1,027 to reach 243,839, while 42 more fatalities pushed the death toll up to 6,326, according to the Health Ministry’s data. The data showed that 7.5% of Turkey’s total patients suffer from pneumonia, while the number of patients in serious condition has moved up to 945.

Koca said the rise in the number of critically-ill patients was a cause for concern.

“This is also leading to an increase in the number of lives being lost. We can only succeed if we fight together. Measures are power,” said the minister.

A total of 91,302 more coronavirus tests were conducted in Turkey over the past day, pushing the total up to over 7.02 million.