Coronavirus death toll reaches 5,844 as daily cases increase by 1,182


Turkey‘s confirmed cases of the coronavirus increased by 1,182 in the past 24 hours, and 15 more people have died, taking the death toll to 5,844, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Aug. 9.

Turkey’s total confirmed cases stood at 240,804, according to the infographic Koca shared at Twitter.

Some 1,103 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, the minister said.

The total number of recovered cases stood at 223,759.

Koca also said 61,446 tests were conducted over the past day, with the overall number of tests reaching 5,263,816.

The minister also added that while the rate of pneumonia in COVID-19 patients is 8.1 percent, the number of seriously ill patients is 596.

Hurriyet Daily News


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