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Turkey reports 1,693 more coronavirus infections

The death toll from the virus reached 9,080, as 66 more patients died over the past day.
16.10.2020 - 14:09

Turkey registered 1,693 more coronavirus patients and 1,311 new recoveries over the past 24 hours, the country’s Health Ministry said on Thursday.

MORE THAN 12 MILLION TESTS HAVE BEEN CONDUCTED SO FAR

Turkey’s patient count to date now stands at 342,143, with recoveries totaling 299,679, according to the ministry data.

Some 116,103 more coronavirus tests were conducted over the past day, raising the total to over 12 million.

The figures also showed that the number of patients in critical condition currently stands at 1,408, with 5.9% this week suffering from pneumonia.

"The number of our patients in serious condition is stable [...] We can reduce the number of patients by following the measures together," Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter.