Turkey reports 135 more coronavirus fatalities
Turkey registered 5,532 more coronavirus patients over the past 24 hours, according to Health Ministry data released on Saturday. The new cases raised the country's overall count to 440,805.
4,121 ARE IN CRITICAL CONDITION
A total of 3,233 more patients recovered over the past day, bringing the tally to 370,825, while the death toll rose by 135 to reach 12,219. More than 152,000 coronavirus tests were conducted across the country, taking the total to over 17 million.
The number of patients in critical condition now stands at 4,121, with 3.8% this week suffering from pneumonia, the data showed.
In a Twitter post, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca urged people to follow safety guidelines, saying the number of critical patients and the loss of lives was painful.
Starting this week, Turkey has imposed a partial weekend curfew as part of efforts to stem the virus’ spread.