Turkey’s death toll from coronavirus rises to 4,276
27 people have died from coronavirus pandemic in the last 24 hours in Turkey, rising the country’s death toll from the virus to 4,276, said Fahrettin Koca, Turkish Health Minister, on his Twitter account on Friday.
Turkey has so far reported 154,500 confirmed coronavirus cases, an increase of 952 cases in the last 24 hours.
116,111 patients suffering from the disease have fully recovered from the infection and been discharged from hospital.
While 800 patients are being treated in intensive care unit, there are some 401 patients who are mechanically ventilated.
A total of 1,767,495 tests for coronavirus have so far been conducted in the country.
The rapid increase of the confirmed cases in Turkey has not overburdened the public healthcare system, and the preliminary case-fatality rate remained lower compared to many European countries. Discussions mainly attributed these to the country's relatively young population and high number of available intensive care units.