Coronavirus death toll reaches 7,315 as daily cases increase by 1,648


Turkey‘s confirmed cases of the coronavirus increased by 1,771 in the past 24 hours, and 66 more people have died, taking the death toll to 7,315, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Sept. 17.

Turkey’s total confirmed cases stood at 298,039, according to the infographic Koca shared at Twitter.

Some 1,143 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, the minister said.

The total number of recovered cases stood at 263,745.

Koca also said 109,985 tests were conducted over the past day, with the overall number of tests reaching 8,965,165.

The minister also added that while the rate of pneumonia in COVID-19 patients is 7.1 percent, the number of seriously ill patients is 1,372.

Hurriyet Daily News


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