Coronavirus death toll reaches 16,881 as total number of confirmed cases stands at 1,898,447

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Turkey‘s confirmed cases of the coronavirus increased by 32,102 as the daily patients increase by 5,105 in the past 24 hours, and 235 more people have died, taking the death toll to 16,881, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said on Dec. 15.

Turkey’s total number of confirmed cases reached 1,898,447 according to the infographic Koca shared on Twitter.

Some 29,247 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, the minister said.

The total number of recovered cases stood at 1,661,191.

Koca also said 206,190 tests were conducted over the past day, with the overall number of tests reaching 21,490,195.

The minister also added that while the rate of pneumonia in COVID-19 patients is 2.9 percent, the number of seriously ill patients is 5,988.

Hurriyet Daily News

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