Turkey's coronavirus death toll rises to 214, with 13,531 total cases - health ministry
The death toll in Turkey from the new coronavirus rose to 214 after 46 more people died of the disease in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry announced on Tuesday. The total number of confirmed cases surged to 13,531, as another 2,704 people tested positive for the virus, according to the ministry data.
Turkey's death toll from the coronavirus outbreak increased by 46 to 214 on Tuesday, while the number of confirmed cases of the disease rose by 2,704 to 13,531, health ministry data showed.
Some 243 patients have recovered from the virus so far.
The ministry also said 15,422 tests had been conducted on Tuesday - the highest since the start of the outbreak - bringing the total number of tests carried out in Turkey to 92,403 since the outbreak began.
After first appearing in Wuhan, China, last December, the virus has spread to at least 179 countries and regions, according to the U.S-based Johns Hopkins University database.
The data shows the confirmed number of cases worldwide has surpassed 823,000, with the death toll over 40,600 and more than 174,000 recoveries.