Coronavirus death toll reaches 8,498 as daily patients increase by 1,603

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Turkey‘s confirmed cases of the coronavirus increased by 1,603 in the past 24 hours, and 57 more people have died, taking the death toll to 8,498, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Oct. 5.

Turkey’s total confirmed cases stood at 326,046, according to the infographic Koca shared on Twitter.

Some 1,320 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, the minister said.

The total number of recovered cases stood at 286,370.

Koca also said 115,632 tests were conducted over the past day, with the overall number of tests reaching 10,931,917.

The minister also added that while the rate of pneumonia in COVID-19 patients is 6.2 percent, the number of seriously ill patients is 1,412.

 

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