Turkey reports 58 more fatalities over past day
Turkey reported 1,615 new patients of the novel coronavirus and 1,398 more recoveries over the past 24 hours, the country's Health Ministry said on Thursday.
DEATH TOLL STANDS AT 8,667
The overall patient count now stands at 330,753, with recoveries totaling 290,352, according to ministry data.
Some 117,101 more coronavirus tests were conducted over the past 24 hours, bringing the overall tally to over 11.27 million. The death toll from the virus reached 8,667, with 58 more fatalities. The figures also showed that the number of patients in critical condition currently stands at 1,403, while 6.2% suffer from pneumonia this week.
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said that the downward trend in the number of patients in critical condition continues, adding that contact tracing and isolation can keep the pandemic under control.
Speaking at a meeting in Turkey’s Adana province, Koca said that Turkey was experiencing a second peak in the coronavirus pandemic.
“We have slowed down the pace of pandemic thanks to the strict measures taken across the country.” he added.