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Turkey's death toll rises to 6,163

Turkish Health Ministry reported 1,500-plus coronavirus cases in a day.
26.08.2020 - 08:45

Turkey on Tuesday confirmed 1,502 new cases of the novel coronavirus, while the number of tests conducted exceeded 6.5 million.

24 MORE PEOPLE REPORTED DEAD OVER THE LAST 24 HOURS

On Twitter, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said 887 patients recovered from coronavirus over the past day, pushing the total count of recoveries to 238,795. Meanwhile, the death toll in the country reached 6,163, as 24 more people lost their lives.

Health care professionals run 98,231 more tests to diagnose the disease over the last 24 hours, pushing the tally beyond 6.5 million.

Nearly 24 million coronavirus cases have been reported worldwide, with recoveries nearing 15.4 million, according to figures compiled by the US' Johns Hopkins University.