Coronavirus death toll reaches 15,531 as daily cases increase by 31,712


Turkey‘s confirmed cases of the coronavirus increased by 31,712 as the daily patients increase by 6,213 in the past 24 hours, and 217 more people have died, taking the death toll to 15,531, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Dec. 9.

Turkey’s total confirmed patients stood at 558,517, according to the infographic Koca shared on Twitter.

Some 5,846 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, the minister said.

The total number of recovered cases stood at 447,361.

Koca also said 204,411 tests were conducted over the past day, with the overall number of tests reaching 20,294,377.

The minister also added that while the rate of pneumonia in COVID-19 patients is 3.1 percent, the number of seriously ill patients is 5,901.

Hurriyet Daily News


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