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Covid-19: Turkey’s Coronavirus Cases Exceed 160,000, Death Toll Rises to 4,461

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Turkey’s death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic has climbed to 4,461 with 30 deaths over the past 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry figures.

The ministry has registered 1,181 cases in a day, bringing the tally to 160,979. The number of daily new cases have been around 1,000 since mid-May, down from around 4,000 a month ago.

Meanwhile, recoveries have reached 124,369 as 1,586 more people were discharged from Covid-19 treatment.

“The number of new cases is at a predictable level. The number our recovered patients is 290 more than yesterday. The coming days depend on our compliance with both of the mask and social distance rules. Let’s avoid risks with a controlled social life,” Minister Fahrettin Koca sain in a tweet.

Here are today’s figures:

Deaths30 344,461
ICU patients  683 (-40)
Intubated patients  339 (+8)

The pandemic has claimed more than 5.9 million people and 360,000 lives in 188 countries and regions since originating in China last December. The US, Europe and Russia are currently the world’s worst-hit regions. As many as 2.4 million people have recovered so far, according to figures compiled by the US-based Johns Hopkins University.

The pandemic has also forced more than 180 countries to enforce harsh restrictions to stop the spread of the virus, which has led to the unemployment of millions of people as local and regional businesses have shut down over coronavirus fears.

Over the past few weeks, numerous countries have begun to ease measures and reopening their economies.

Daily cases, deaths and tests in Turkey reported by the Health Ministry since March 11:


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