Turkey announces more than 9,000 additional coronavirus cases


Daily deaths at 176, recoveries around 8,100, number of critical patients drops below 3,000, latest data show.

Turkey reported more than 9,000 new coronavirus infections on Sunday.

A total of 9,138 new cases, including 1,017 symptomatic patients, were confirmed across the country, according to the Health Ministry.

The total number of cases in Turkey exceeded 2.32 million, including 22,807 deaths, with 176 new deaths recorded over the past day.

As many as 8,103 more patients recovered in the country, bringing the total number to exceed 2.19 million.

To date, more than 26 million COVID-19 tests have been performed in Turkey, with 162,786 more in the last 24 hours.

The latest figures show that the number of COVID-19 patients in critical condition has dropped to 2,811.

Calling for adherence to measures against OVID-19, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca wrote on Twitter, “The decrease in the number of patients in critical condition will reduce the number of our losses.”

Turkey has implemented curfews on both weekdays and weekends since last month to curb the spread of the virus.

Since December 2019, the COVID-19 pandemic has claimed more than 1.92 million lives in 191 countries and regions.

According to figures from the U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University, more than 89.76 million cases have been reported worldwide and 49.84 million have been cured.
The U.S., India and Brazil remain the most affected countries in terms of the number of cases.


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