Coronavirus death toll reaches 6,016 as daily cases increase by 1,263


Turkey‘s confirmed cases of the coronavirus increased by 1,263 in the past 24 hours, and 20 more people have died, taking the death toll to 6,016, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Aug. 18.

Turkey’s total confirmed cases stood at 251,805, according to the infographic Koca shared at Twitter.

Some 942 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, the minister said.

The total number of recovered cases stood at 232,913.

Koca also said 82,318 tests were conducted over the past day, with the overall number of tests reaching 5,882,406.

The minister also added that while the rate of pneumonia in COVID-19 patients is 7.5 percent, the number of seriously ill patients is 703.

Hurriyet Daily News


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