The death toll from coronavirus rises to 131 in Turkey, Health Minister says

The death toll from coronavirus rises to 131 in Turkey, Health Minister says

23 more people have lost their lives from coronavirus pandemic in the past 24 hours, increasing the number of deaths to 131 in Turkey, the country’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said in a statement on Twitter on Sunday.

“9,217 tests have been conducted today. Of those, 1,815 new cases have confirmed with coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 9,217. 568 patients are in critical condition,” said the Health Minister.

105 patients have been discharged after being cured, he added.

The coronavirus pandemic, which was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019, and was recognized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, was confirmed to have spread to Turkey when its first case was officially confirmed on March 11.

The first death due to coronavirus disease in the country occurred on March 17. The Minister of Health Fahrettin Koca announced that cases of coronavirus had spread all over Turkey on March 23.

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