Turkey's death toll from coronavirus rises to 11,059
The coronavirus death toll in Turkey is now over 11,000, according to figures released by the Health Ministry on Tuesday.
A total of 87 more virus-related fatalities were reported in the country over the past 24 hours, raising the overall count to 11,059.
"WE CAN ONLY ACHIEVE THIS BY FOLLOWING PRECAUTIONS"
Turkey also registered 2,529 new coronavirus patients, pushing the total up to 399,360, according to official data. Recoveries increased by 2,215 over the past day to reach 342,501. As many as 146,198 more coronavirus tests were carried out across the country, bringing the total to nearly 15.42 million.
“The number of patients in critical condition has crossed 3,000,” Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter. He stressed that it is imperative to curb new infections and the number of patients in critical condition. “We can only achieve this by fighting [the pandemic] together and by following precautions. Wear a mask,” Koca said.
The ministry data showed that 4.2% of patients this week suffered from pneumonia, while the weekly hospital bed occupancy rate stood at 53.5%.