Turkey's coronavirus deaths up to 108, with 1,704 new cases

More than 100 people have died from the novel in Turkey, according to the health minister on Saturday, as 1,704 new cases were recorded. shared the latest figures in an image on Twitter, showing 16 more people had died in the last 24 hours, pushing the total to 108.

Turkey's death toll from the coronavirus increased by 16 to 108 on Saturday, as the number of confirmed cases rose by 1,704 to 7,402, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

He added on Twitter that 7,641 tests had been conducted in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of tests carried out in Turkey to 55,464 since the outbreak begun.

A total of 70 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals since the beginning of the outbreak, according to the announced data, which said 445 patients were being treated at intensive care units.

Also, 7,641 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours and the number of overall tests carried out so far stood at 55,464.

After first appearing in Wuhan, China in December, the virus, officially known as COVID-19, has spread to at least 177 countries and regions, according to data compiled by U.S.-based Johns Hopkins University.

More than 620,400 cases have been reported worldwide, with the exceeding 28,700 and more than 135,700 recoveries.

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